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systemic capillary leak syndrome

noun [U] uk   /sɪˌstem.ɪk keˌpɪl.ər.i ˈliːk ˌsɪn.drəʊm/ us    /sɪˈstem.ɪk ˈkæp.əˌler.i ˈliːk ˌsɪn.droʊm/ (also SCLS, Clarkson's disease) specialized
a rare condition where large amounts of blood begin to leak from blood vessels into the surrounding tissue, causing dangerously low blood pressure and sometimes organ failure and deathDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
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