ISSN 1301 - 0883 | E-ISSN: 1309-3886
Eastern Journal of Medicine
Anthrax in pregnancy [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2018; 23(3): 222-224 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2018.85057

Anthrax in pregnancy

Onur Karaaslan
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Hakkari Public Hospital, Hakkari, Turkey

A 28 year-old 33 week-pregnant patient who came into contact with the flesh of a slaughtered sick-animal applied to our hospital with a wound on the left hand and swelling on the entire elbow and armpit. The middle falls shaped, black colored, hyperemic lesions on the edges of the distal parts of 2nd and 3rd fingers at the left hand and also lymphadenopathies spreading to whole arm and the armpit were observed. Anthrax is diagnosed according to the patient's epidemiological history, physical examination findings, Bacillus anthracis presence in direct preparation and its propagation in the culture. The patient was treated with penicillin for 10 days. This case was presented as the patient was pregnant and there was no complications in the mother and the baby.

Keywords: Bacillius anthracis, Cutaneous anthrax, Pregnancy

Onur Karaaslan. Anthrax in pregnancy. Eastern J Med. 2018; 23(3): 222-224

Corresponding Author: Onur Karaaslan, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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