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Katayama disease

Pronunciation: kat'a-ya-ma

Definition: acute early egg-laying phase of schistosomiasis, a toxemic syndrome in heavy primary infections, rarely seen in chronic cases. It is considered a form of immune complex disease or serum sickness–like condition. Described for schistosomiasis japonica, but observed with other forms as well.

Synonym(s): Katayama fever, Katayama syndrome

[town in Japan where the d. is common]

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