Indian sickness

ep·i·dem·ic gan·gre·nous proc·ti·tis

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.

Indian sickness

Uncertain; also known as epidemic gangrenous proctitis, a condition of uncertain pathogenesis which has disappeared from the working parlance.
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