malignant oedema

malignant oedema

A term of art referring to a rare complication of cutaneous anthrax, which is characterised by severe oedema, skin induration and formation of multiple bullae.
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Professor Beattie, city bacteriologist, stated that a post mortem examination of the body disclosed the presence of sporing organisms of the types seen in the condition known as malignant oedema.
This divides into two categories Blackleg (black quarter) and Malignant Oedema (gas gangrene).
This divides into two categories, blackleg (black quarter) and malignant oedema (gas gangrene).
Malignant Oedema starts locally but has broadly similar symptoms.

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