Kawasaki Disease - Glossary
Benign: Not cancerous; cannot invade neighbouring tissues or spread to other parts of the body.
Lymph node: Round, oval or bean-shaped aggregation of infection- and cancer-fighting immune cells located along the lymph channels throughout the body
Mucus: A thick, slippery fluid produced by the membranes that line certain organs of the body, including the nose, mouth, throat, and vagina.
Coronary arteries: Arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle itself.
Aneurysm: Localised ballooning of the aorta or an artery, potentially causing pressure on adjacent structures and liability to rupture.
Arrhythmias: Abnormal rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.
Immunoglobulin: A protein that acts as an antibody.
Gamma globulin: A protein found in the blood that helps fight infection