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2022 Oct 17

Clin Infect Dis



Risk Factors for Death or Meningitis in Adults Hospitalized for Cutaneous Anthrax, 1950-2018: A Systematic Review.


Thompson JM, Cook R, Person MK, Negrón ME, Traxler RM, Bower WA, Hendricks K
Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Oct 17; 75(Supplement_3):S459-S467.
PMID: 36251551.


Cutaneous anthrax accounts for approximately 95% of anthrax cases worldwide. About 24% of untreated patients die, and many cases are complicated by meningitis. Here, we explore clinical features of cutaneous disease associated with poor outcomes.