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hemorrhagic smallpox

 

Definition: a severe and frequently fatal form of smallpox accompanied by extravasation of blood into the skin in the early stage, or into the pustules at a later stage, accompanied often by nosebleed and hemorrhage from other orifices of the body.

Synonym(s): fulminating smallpox, variola hemorrhagica

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