Volume 14, Issue 45 (Dec 2004)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2004, 14(45): 104-110 | Back to browse issues page

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Babamahmoudi F, Âghabarari F, Ârjmand A. Three rare cases of anthrax with the same source of exposure. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2004; 14 (45) :104-110
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Ânthrax is an acute bacterial infection caused by Bacillus anthraces. Humans become infected under natural conditions by contacting infected animals or contaminated animal products. Âbout 95% of human anthrax is cutaneous and 5% respiratory. Gastrointestinal anthrax is a very rare type and has been reported to make less than 1% of all cases. Ânthrax meningitis is a rare complication of any of the three forms of the disease. We report three rare cases of anthrax (gastrointestinal, oropharyngeal and meningitis) with the same source of exposure.These three patients are from a family admitted to the hospital with different clinical pictures after ingestion of half-cooked meat from a sick sheep. Çertainly awareness of anthrax in the differential diagnosis of the disease is vitaly important in endemic areas.
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