Cutaneous anthrax resulting in renal failure with generalized tissue damage


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

CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY, vol.32, no.4, pp.327-329, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/15569527.2013.768257
  • Title of Journal : CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-329

Abstract

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.