cutaneous anthrax


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Related to cutaneous anthrax: Bacillus anthracis, pulmonary anthrax

cutaneous anthrax

[kyü′tā·nē·əs ′an‚thraks]
(medicine)
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A review of Indian literature in 1996 has found 112 cases of anthrax (71 cutaneous anthrax cases) in places other than Vellore.
Cutaneous anthrax in the central Anatolia Region of Turkey: A review of 39 adults cases.
Recent outbreak of cutaneous anthrax in Bangladesh: clinico- demographic profile and treatment outcome of cases attended at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
Cutaneous anthrax in Lima, Peru: retrospective analysis of 71 cases, including four with a meningoencephalic complication.
Cutaneous anthrax is accompanied by a severe general reaction: headaches, general malaise, high body temperature.
Differential diagnoses for cutaneous anthrax include brown recluse spider bites, ecthyma gangrenosum, tularemia, staph infections, and herpes labialis.
Cutaneous anthrax is the most common form of anthrax and occurs in about 95% of cases.
The case fatality ratio for patients with appropriately treated cutaneous anthrax is usually less than 1 percent, but for inhalation or gastrointestinal disease it can exceed 50 percent.
The trials involved several hundred workers at the Ames Textile Mill and two other mills where cutaneous anthrax was known to be an occasional but persisting problem.
Eleven cases of inhalation anthrax and seven cases of cutaneous anthrax were diagnosed.
That very morning, an assistant to NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw, who received an infectious letter in late September, was confirmed as a bona-fide case of cutaneous anthrax.

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