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intestinal anthrax

 

Definition: a usually fatal form of anthrax marked by chills, high fever, pain in the head, back, and extremities, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, cardiovascular collapse, and frequently hemorrhages from the mucous membranes and in the skin (petechiae).

See Also: mycosis intestinalis

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