Christmas disease

noun

Definition of Christmas disease

Origin and Etymology of christmas disease

after Stephen Christmas, 20th century English boy who was first patient found with the disease


First Known Use: 1952


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Christmas disease

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noun Christ·mas disease \ˈkris-məs-\

Medical Definition of Christmas disease

Biographical Note for christmas disease

Christmas

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Stephen

, British child patient. Christmas was the youngest of seven patients in a study at an Oxford, England, hospital undertaken by Rosemary Biggs and her associates of a newly discovered condition resembling hemophilia. Christmas was the first patient examined in detail, and the disease was originally named after him. In 1952, Biggs and her associates published their first article on Christmas disease.


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