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What are the major presenting symptoms of smallpox?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Smallpox

has approx. 12 day incubation period.
Fever is usually 101° F or >. Sx's include: headache, muscle pain, malaise, nausea, vomiting, back pain, Rash develops into pustules on forehead & then involves face. Lesions than occur closest to the trunk on extremities on the track and later to the distal extremities.

In brief: Smallpox

has approx. 12 day incubation period.
Fever is usually 101° F or >. Sx's include: headache, muscle pain, malaise, nausea, vomiting, back pain, Rash develops into pustules on forehead & then involves face. Lesions than occur closest to the trunk on extremities on the track and later to the distal extremities.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Infected pustules

Fortunately we do not have to deal with this any more unless some terrorist gets into a lab and steals one of the few remaining repositories.
The disease starts with headache, rapid onset of fever and the development of infected pustules throughout the skin.

In brief: Infected pustules

Fortunately we do not have to deal with this any more unless some terrorist gets into a lab and steals one of the few remaining repositories.
The disease starts with headache, rapid onset of fever and the development of infected pustules throughout the skin.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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