CASE REPORT: CUTANEOUS ANTHRAX
Dr. Arthanareeswaran S., Abila T. Babu, Lakshmi R.*, Juvita Joy, Ancy George and Anitta Varghese
Anthrax is a potentially fatal zoonotic disease caused by the gram-positive organism, Bacillus Anthracis. In this report, the patient was a 40-year-old female who worked in a cattle farm. The patient developed black ulcer on her right hand with swelling and pruritus. The lesion started discharging pus, gradually hardened and turned black (Eschar). The patient had no other symptoms and had no significant medical or surgical history. She came to the General Medicine Department of our hospital with these complaints of swelling and erythema on 4th digit of left hands respectively, for a week duration. She was treated with doxycycline 100mg IV for 3 days which was then changed to oral form for one week.
Keywords: Bacillus Anthracis, Eschar.
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