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What is Vaccinia gangrenosa?

What is Vaccinia gangrenosa?

  • Vaccinia gangrenosa: Vaccinia gangrenosa is a serious complication of smallpox vaccination. The condition involves progressive death of tissue (necrosis) at the site of the vaccination. The condition is relatively rare but can result in death so prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential. People with AIDS, immunodeficiencies, cancer, receiving immunosuppressive therapies or have some other form of immune system defect are particularly susceptible to this complication.
  • 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.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Vaccinia gangrenosa: Introduction

Types of Vaccinia gangrenosa:

Broader types of Vaccinia gangrenosa:

How serious is Vaccinia gangrenosa?

Complications of Vaccinia gangrenosa: see complications of Vaccinia gangrenosa

What causes Vaccinia gangrenosa?

Causes of Vaccinia gangrenosa: see causes of Vaccinia gangrenosa

What are the symptoms of Vaccinia gangrenosa?

Symptoms of Vaccinia gangrenosa: see symptoms of Vaccinia gangrenosa

Complications of Vaccinia gangrenosa: see complications of Vaccinia gangrenosa

Can anyone else get Vaccinia gangrenosa?

More information: see contagiousness of Vaccinia gangrenosa
Inheritance: see inheritance of Vaccinia gangrenosa

Vaccinia gangrenosa: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vaccinia gangrenosa.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vaccinia gangrenosa.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vaccinia gangrenosa: Internist, Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vaccinia gangrenosa.
Treatments for Vaccinia gangrenosa: see treatments for Vaccinia gangrenosa
Research for Vaccinia gangrenosa: see research for Vaccinia gangrenosa

Name and Aliases of Vaccinia gangrenosa

Main name of condition: Vaccinia gangrenosa

Other names or spellings for Vaccinia gangrenosa:

Progressive vaccinia
Source - WordNet 2.1


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