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Obituaries

Doctor who discovered Kawasaki disease dies at 95

Some coronavirus patients have shown symptoms similar to rare syndrome

Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, seen here in 2006, discovered the syndrome we now know as Kawasaki disease. (Photo by Keimei Arashida)

TOKYO -- Tomisaku Kawasaki, the Japanese pediatrician who discovered the rare inflammatory syndrome now known as Kawasaki disease, died earlier this month at a Tokyo hospital, it was learned on Wednesday.

His death last Friday was attributed to old age. He was 95.

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