discrete smallpox

dis·crete small·pox

the usual form in which the lesions are separate and distinct from each other.
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discrete smallpox

An obsolete term for a permutation of smallpox (eradicated in 1977) characterised by lesions that were separated—i.e., discrete—from each other.
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According to Hanna (10), 72.7% of those vaccinated previously and 16.8% of unvaccinated cases were considered to be "modified discrete and discrete smallpox" (modified here meaning an accelerated clinical course compared with expected course of ordinary smallpox, usually with fewer lesions, not necessarily modified by vaccination) (13).
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