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August 2019 Vol. 7 No.8

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 7(8) pp. 281-286, August, 2019 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3376890

Case Report

Anthrax meningoencephalitis, a diagnostic and treatment challenge – a case report


Sapira Violeta1, Telehuz Anca2, Elkan Eva Maria3 and Lungu Mihaela1*


1Emergency Clinical County Hospital “Sfantul Apostol Andrei” Galati, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
2Slobozia Emergency County Hospital, Romania
3Pediatric Emergency Clinical Hospital „Sfântul Ioan” Galați, Romania

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: micalungu@gmail.com

Accepted August 19, 2019




Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) infection is rarely diagnosed in Romania, cases being sporadic, coming especially from the agrarian environment. Anthrax is a zoonotic infection, and humans are incidental hosts. Early nonspecific symptomatology makes detection of anthrax cases difficult, but compete anamnesis related to patient activity or exposure to animal products can raise suspicion of anthrax. A patient with a clinical suspicion of bacillus anthracis infection should receive an effective treatment very quickly to avoid neurological complications that have a high death rate.

Keywords: Bacillus anthracis, Anthrax, Meningoencephalitis, Diagnosis, Treatment







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