Entry from British & World English dictionary
A form of anthrax causing severe skin ulceration.
- Anthrax is also called splenic fever, black bain, charbon, malignant pustule, and murrain.
- A virus causes it and the appearance is more ragged and angry looking compared to the malignant pustule of anthrax.
- A smear from the malignant pustule on the left cheek demonstrated anthrax bacilli.
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