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Descriptor English: Smallpox
Descriptor Spanish: Viruela
Descriptor Portuguese: Varíola
Descriptor French: Variole
Entry term(s): Alastrim
Minor, Variola
Minors, Variola
Variola
Variola Minor
Variola Minors
Variolas
Tree number(s): C01.925.256.743.826
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012899
Scope note: An acute, highly contagious, often fatal infectious disease caused by an orthopoxvirus characterized by a biphasic febrile course and distinctive progressive skin eruptions. Vaccination has succeeded in eradicating smallpox worldwide. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Annotation: caused by a poxvirus
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: ALASTRIM was heading 1975-96 (see under SMALLPOX 1975-90); VARIOLA MINOR was see ALASTRIM 1979-96
History Note: ALASTRIM was heading 1975-96 (see under SMALLPOX 1975-90); VARIOLA MINOR was see ALASTRIM 1979-96
DeCS ID: 21065
Unique ID: D012899
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Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2002/07/02
Smallpox - Preferred
Concept UI M0019977
Scope note An acute, highly contagious, often fatal infectious disease caused by an orthopoxvirus characterized by a biphasic febrile course and distinctive progressive skin eruptions. Vaccination has succeeded in eradicating smallpox worldwide. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Preferred term Smallpox
Entry term(s) Variola
Variolas
Variola Minor - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0019976
Preferred term Variola Minor
Entry term(s) Alastrim
Minor, Variola
Minors, Variola
Variola Minors



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