fulminating smallpox

hem·or·rhag·ic small·pox

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.

fulminating smallpox

An obsolete term for a permutation of smallpox (eradicated in 1977) characterised by rapid deterioration and death.
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