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Anthrax, cutaneous is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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  • Bacillus anthracis
    • B. anthracis is a gram-positive spore-forming bacillus that may remain stable in the environment for decades.
      • On Gram stain, rods form filamentous-like strands [Fig 1].
    • Pathogenesis results from spore entry via skin (cutaneous anthrax) or lungs (inhalation anthrax)
      • The vegetative form cause disease due to toxin production: Protective antigen (PA) which combines with edema factor (EF) to form edema toxin (ET) and with PA to form lethal toxin (LT)

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Last updated: March 5, 2019


Auwaerter, Paul G, and John G Bartlett. "Anthrax, Cutaneous." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540027/all/Anthrax_cutaneous.
Auwaerter PG, Bartlett JG. Anthrax, cutaneous. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540027/all/Anthrax_cutaneous. Accessed June 24, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G., & Bartlett, J. G. (2019). Anthrax, cutaneous. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540027/all/Anthrax_cutaneous
Auwaerter PG, Bartlett JG. Anthrax, Cutaneous [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 June 24]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540027/all/Anthrax_cutaneous.
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