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{n: cowpox, vaccinia} a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox



{n: eczema vaccinatum, Kaposi's varicelliform eruption} a now rare complication of vaccinia superimposed on atopic dermatitis with high fever and generalized vesicles and papulovesicles

{n: progressive vaccinia, vaccinia gangrenosa} a severe or even fatal form of vaccinia that occurs mainly in persons with an immunological deficiency; characterized by progressive enlargement of the initial lesion

{n: vaccinia, vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia, variola vaccina} a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar


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