onyalai

onyalai

 [o″ne-al´a-e]
a form of thrombopenic purpura occurring in Central Africa, due to a nutritional disorder; characteristics include blebs on the buccal and palatal mucosa, containing semicoagulated blood.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

o·ny·al·a·i

(ō'nē-al'ā-ē),
An acute disease affecting residents of Central Africa, characterized by bloody vesicles of the mouth and other mucous surfaces, hematuria, and melena; defective nutrition may be the cause.
Synonym(s): akembe, kafindo
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