Katayama fever

Katayama fever
an acute type of schistosomiasis japonica, resembling serum sickness, characterized by fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, cough, headache, urticaria, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, marked eosinophilia, and usually increased levels of IgE and IgG.

Urticaria associated with Katayama fever.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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