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systemic capillary leak syndromenoun [U]

uk   /sɪˌstem.ɪk keˌpɪl.ər.i ˈliːk ˌsɪn.drəʊm/  us   /sɪˈstem.ɪk ˈkæp.əˌler.i ˈliːk ˌsɪn.droʊm/ (abbreviation SCLS, Clarkson's disease) specialized
a ​rarecondition where ​largeamounts of ​bloodbegin to ​leak from ​bloodvessels into the ​surroundingtissue, ​causingdangerouslylowbloodpressure and sometimes ​organfailure and ​death
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