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Will antibiotics effectively treat anthrax infection?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anthrax

It depends which kind is involved.
Inhalation anthrax is very serious, and only 25% respond to antibiotics. Cutaneous and gastrointestinal anthrax responds much better to antibiotics - better than 50 - 60%.

In brief: Anthrax

It depends which kind is involved.
Inhalation anthrax is very serious, and only 25% respond to antibiotics. Cutaneous and gastrointestinal anthrax responds much better to antibiotics - better than 50 - 60%.
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not guaranteed

Antibiotics are not 100% in getting rid of infections including anthrax.
When the disease course is late or fulminant, it becomes harder to treat. For example sepsis.

In brief: Not guaranteed

Antibiotics are not 100% in getting rid of infections including anthrax.
When the disease course is late or fulminant, it becomes harder to treat. For example sepsis.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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