malignant pustule


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malignant pustule

[mə′līg·nənt ′pəs·chül]
(medicine)
The commonest form of anthrax in humans, resulting from contamination of the skin; characterized by a necrotic pustule surrounded by an area of edema and vesicles containing yellow fluid. Also known as cutaneous anthrax.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Stone described eight patients with "malignant pustules" who worked in or were associated with an animal hair factory in Massachusetts.

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