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Anthrax - Online Treatment Advisor

 

Find the best and newest treatment for anthrax based on the patient's symptoms.
New Treatments, August 1, 2011.

For how many days has the fatigue, difficulty breathing, skin lesion or other symptom been present?

How old is the patient?

Does the patient have fatigue

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Does the patient have fever?

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Does the patient have difficulty breathing?

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Does the patient have a skin abnormality?

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Has the patient been exposed leather products or wool in the last 2 weeks?

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Has the patient been exposed to a farm or goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, horses, buffalo, or deer in the last 2 weeks?

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Has the patient been exposed to dolls or toys decorated with hair or hides in the last 2 weeks? 

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Has the patient been exposed to an unknown powdered substance or a biological poison? Yes    No    Don't know 

There are reports of B anthracis resistant to penicillin. High-dose penicillin combined with streptomycin, or parenteral ciprofloxacin, should be used for treating patients with meningitis or inhalational anthrax. Erythromycin, chloramphenicol, clindamycin, first-generation cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, and vancomycin are effective.

Sara J. Thompson, MD


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