malignant smallpox

(redirected from pernicious smallpox)

va·ri·o·la ma·lig·na

malignant smallpox, usually of the hemorrhagic form.
Synonym(s): malignant smallpox
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malignant smallpox

An almost invariably fatal form of smallpox characterised by lesions that did not develop pustules but remained soft and flat.
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