Volume 20, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Spring 2013)                   AJCM 2013, 20(1): 91-94 | Back to browse issues page

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Eshghi G, Feyzian M, Farshchian M, Faghani H. A Case Report of Pregnant Female with Cutaneous Anthrax. AJCM. 2013; 20 (1) :91-94
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-157-en.html
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Hamadan, Iran. , gholamrezaeshghi@gmail.com
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Introduction: Anthrax is an acute infection caused by the Bacillus anthracis, a gram-positive organism, aerobic, sporulating rod.. Basilus anthracis causes pulmonary, gastrointestinal and cutaneous disease.

Case Report: We report a 21 -year-old pregnant female with cutaneous anthrax infection in-volved the small finger dorsal surface of hand. She had not a history of contact with animals. She was treated with penicillin.

Conclusion: This infection is very contagious and early diagnosis is very important and prog-nostic.

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