haemorrhagic smallpoxmedical dictionary

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 haemorrhage from other orifices of the body.

Synonyms: fulminating smallpox, variola haemorrhagica.

American spelling: hemorrhagic smallpox

(05 Mar 2000)