Kashin-Bek disease

Ka·shin-Bek dis·ease

(kah'shin bek),
a form of generalized osteoarthrosis believed to result from ingestion of wheat infected with the fungus Fusarium sporotrichiella, limited to areas of Asia, including the Urov river.

Kashin-Bek disease

Etymology: Nikolai I. Kashin, Russian orthopedist, 1825-1872; E.V. Bek; L, dis + Fr, aise, ease
a form of osteoarthrosis afflicting mainly children living in China, Tibet, Korea, and eastern Siberia. It is believed to be caused by eating foods made with wheat contaminated by the fungus Fusarium sporotrichiella. Also spelled Kaschin-Beck disease. Also called osteoarthritis deformans edemica.

Bek,

(Beck), E.V.V., Russian physician.
Kashin-Bek disease - see under Kashin

Kashin,

Nikolai I., Russian orthopedist, 1825-1872.
Kashin-Bek disease - a form of generalized osteoarthrosis believed to result from ingestion of wheat infected with the fungus Fusarium sporotrichiella.