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Diseases » Vaccinia gangrenosa » Glossary
 

Glossary for Vaccinia gangrenosa

  • Allergy-like conditions: Medical conditions with similar effects to those of allergies.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Progressive Vaccinia: Progressive vaccinia 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.
  • Vaccine-related conditions: Medical conditions related to vaccinations.

 

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