anthracis have been reported and are clinically similar to cutaneous anthrax
Differential diagnoses for cutaneous anthrax
include brown recluse spider bites, ecthyma gangrenosum, tularemia, staph infections, and herpes labialis.
An additional case of cutaneous anthrax
was reported in March 2002, in a laboratory worker processing B.
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 telltale symptom of cutaneous anthrax
is a large sore with a black, scabby center.
, a skin infection, is the most common and is not life-threatening when treated with antibiotics.
, which infects through a scratch on the skin, accounts for 95 percent of usual cases.
One example of frightening people unnecessarily was the local postal employee who had something on her skin that had the same symptoms as the form of cutaneous anthrax
11, NewsRx published a report on a North Dakota case of cutaneous anthrax
One woman, a worker at a hospital in New York, was critically ill and 'struggling to survive' with inhalation anthrax, the most lethal form of the infection, while another woman, a 51-year-old bookkeeper from New Jersey, is recovering at home after being diagnosed with cutaneous anthrax
Another, a 51-year-old bookkeeper from New Jersey, is recovering at home after being diagnosed with cutaneous anthrax
has a mortality rate of only about 20 percent if not treated and 1 percent if treated.
28 was diagnosed Monday with cutaneous anthrax
, the type that is absorbed through cuts or scratches in the skin.
She said: "I went to the internet and looked up cutaneous anthrax
The woman was said to be doing well after being treated for cutaneous anthrax
, contracted through her skin, while part of the NBC building has been shut down and hundreds of workers tested.