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epidemic gangrenous proctitis

 

Definition: a generally fatal disease affecting chiefly children in the tropics, characterized by gangrenous ulceration of the rectum and anus, accompanied by frequent watery stools and tenesmus.

Synonym(s): bicho, caribi, Indian sickness

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