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Diseases » Anthrax meningitis » Hidden Causes
 

Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Anthrax meningitis

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Anthrax meningitis includes:

  • 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

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Anthrax meningitis, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Anthrax meningitis. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Anthrax meningitis. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.

 

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