a form of thrombopenic purpura occurring in Central Africa, due to a nutritional disorder; characteristics include blebs on the buccal and palatal mucosa, containing semicoagulated blood.
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An acute disease affecting residents of Central Africa, characterized by bloody vesicles of the mouth and other mucous surfaces, hematuria, and melena; defective nutrition may be the cause.
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