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Anthrax meningitis

Anthrax meningitis: Introduction

Anthrax meningitis: Anthrax meningitis is an infectious disease caused by breathing in the spores of the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Anthrax meningitis is available below.

Symptoms of Anthrax meningitis

  • Stage one can last from hours to a few days. Symptoms may resemble a cold or the flu, and can include fever, chills, sweating, fatigue, malaise, headache, cough, shortness of breath, and chest pain.
  • Stage two often develops suddenly. Symptoms include fever, severe shortness of breath, and shock.
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Treatments for Anthrax meningitis

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Causes of Anthrax meningitis

  • Contact with contaminated animal hides, hair, bone products, and wool. Inhalation anthrax was most commonly contracted when workers breathed in airborne anthrax spores, which were released during industrial processes such as tanning hides and processing wool
  • The main form of inhalational anthrax is a bloody infection of the lymph nodes in the chest, a condition called hemorrhagic mediastinitis. Up to half of affected individuals may also have a hemorrhagic meningitis
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Misdiagnosis and Anthrax meningitis

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Prognosis for Anthrax meningitis

Prognosis for Anthrax meningitis: The prognosis of inhalation anthrax once it reaches the second stage is poor, even with antibiotic therapy. Up to 90% of cases in the second stage are fatal.

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