Cutaneous anthrax resulting in renal failure with generalized tissue damage

Akdeniz N. , Calka O., Ozkol H. U. , Akdeniz H.

CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY, cilt.32, sa.4, ss.327-329, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/15569527.2013.768257
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.327-329


Anthrax is a zoonotic infection caused by Bacillus anthracis which can be clinically present in a cutaneous, gastrointestinal or inhalational form depending on the entry site of the agent. The most frequent clinical type with the mildest clinical course is cutaneous anthrax. In this report, a patient with cutaneous anthrax which begins at the dorsal hand and progresses up to the proximal forearm resulting in massive tissue damage is presented. Prerenal azotemia developed due to massive tissue damage and patient was sent to hemodialysis twice.