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Generalized Vaccinia: General

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Generalized vaccinia is the result of the systemic spread of virus from the vaccination site. Despite the appearance of the lesions, it is usually a benign complication of primary vaccination that is self-limited except in some individuals with underlying immunosuppression (medications or illnesses). Other post-vaccination rashes (non-specific autoimmune rashes, eczema vaccinatum, and lesions of inadvertent implantation) have been diagnosed as generalized vaccinia, making it difficult to determine the true frequency of this complication.

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