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Why does treatment for anthrax take so long?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Long prevention

Anthrax, once clinically evident, usually kills quickly and treatment is not very effective.
You may be referring to the 60 day course of antibiotics prescribed for some one exposed to anthrax. This is based on the findings of an outbreak in russia. Exposed individuals developed the disease up to 60 days after exposure.

In brief: Long prevention

Anthrax, once clinically evident, usually kills quickly and treatment is not very effective.
You may be referring to the 60 day course of antibiotics prescribed for some one exposed to anthrax. This is based on the findings of an outbreak in russia. Exposed individuals developed the disease up to 60 days after exposure.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tx or Prevention

Tx already addressed.
Are you talking about prevention ? There is a series of 5 vaccines. Biothrax -five-dose primary series at 0, 4 weeks and 6, 12, 18 months, with annual boosters to maintain immunity.

In brief: Tx or Prevention

Tx already addressed.
Are you talking about prevention ? There is a series of 5 vaccines. Biothrax -five-dose primary series at 0, 4 weeks and 6, 12, 18 months, with annual boosters to maintain immunity.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 60 days

Because anthrax spores are so infective - event a single spore, which can exist for years in an infective state, is capable of causing disease, the standard regimen is a 60-day treatment to ensure all spores are eradicated.

In brief: 60 days

Because anthrax spores are so infective - event a single spore, which can exist for years in an infective state, is capable of causing disease, the standard regimen is a 60-day treatment to ensure all spores are eradicated.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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