malignant pustule


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Noun1.Malignant pustule - a form of anthrax infection that begins as papule that becomes a vesicle and breaks with a discharge of toxinsmalignant pustule - a form of anthrax infection that begins as papule that becomes a vesicle and breaks with a discharge of toxins; symptoms of septicemia are severe with vomiting and high fever and profuse sweating; the infection is often fatal
anthrax - a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia
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The characteristic clinical features of cutaneous anthrax are a painless ulcer with surrounding vesiculation along with massive oedema and eschar formation (Malignant pustule).
Making the diagnosis may be easier when a typical malignant pustule or extensive edema is present in a patient with a history of contact with animals (5, 8, 9).
Cases of malignant pustule. Boston Med Surg J 1868;I (N.S.):19-21.

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