Symptoms of Anthrax
Symptoms of Anthrax
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Anthrax includes the 33
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Anthrax:
Anthrax General: DBMD (Excerpt)
Symptoms of disease vary depending on how the disease was contracted,
but symptoms usually occur within 7 days.
Cutaneous: Most (about 95%) anthrax
infections occur when the bacterium enters a cut or abrasion on
the skin, such as when handling contaminated wool, hides, leather
or hair products (especially goat hair) of infected animals. Skin
infection begins as a raised itchy bump that resembles an insect
bite but within 1-2 days develops into a vesicle and then a painless
ulcer, usually 1-3 cm in diameter, with a characteristic black
necrotic (dying) area in the center. Lymph glands in the adjacent
area may swell. About 20% of untreated cases of cutaneous anthrax
will result in death. Deaths are rare with appropriate antimicrobial
Inhalation: Initial symptoms may resemble
a common cold. After several days, the symptoms may progress to
severe breathing problems and shock. Inhalation anthrax is usually
Intestinal: The intestinal disease
form of anthrax may follow the consumption of contaminated meat
and is characterized by an acute inflammation of the intestinal
tract. Initial signs of nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, fever
are followed by abdominal pain, vomiting of blood, and severe
diarrhea. Intestinal anthrax results in death in 25% to 60% of
cases. (Source: excerpt from Anthrax General: DBMD)
Anthrax: NWHIC (Excerpt)
Persons should watch for the following symptoms:
- Fever (temperature greater than 100 degrees F)
- Flu-like symptoms (cough, fatigue, muscle aches), nausea, vomiting,
- A sore, especially on your face, arms or hands.
(Source: excerpt from Anthrax: NWHIC
Anthrax as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Anthrax, it is also important to consider Anthrax as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Anthrax may cause:
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Anthrax: Onset and Incubation
Incubation period for Anthrax: Usually within 7 days of exposure.
Incubation period for Anthrax: Symptoms of disease vary depending on how the disease was contracted,
but usually occur within 7 days after exposure. (Source: excerpt from Anthrax: NWHIC)
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The symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Anthrax.
This signs and symptoms information for Anthrax has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Anthrax signs or Anthrax symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Anthrax may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Anthrax symptoms.