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Is there a difference in mortality of cutaneous, inhaled and gastrointestinal anthrax?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes

Mortality rate for untreated cutaneous anthrax is 10 -20 percent but less than 1% with correct antibiotic tx.
The mortality rate for inhalation anthrax is around 75% (50 - 90 %) even with antibiotic therapy. Mortality rate for gastrointestinal anthrax is about 50 % (25 -60%). Effect of early antibiotic tx is uncertain for gi. Meningitis due to anthrax is just about 100% fatal.

In brief: Yes

Mortality rate for untreated cutaneous anthrax is 10 -20 percent but less than 1% with correct antibiotic tx.
The mortality rate for inhalation anthrax is around 75% (50 - 90 %) even with antibiotic therapy. Mortality rate for gastrointestinal anthrax is about 50 % (25 -60%). Effect of early antibiotic tx is uncertain for gi. Meningitis due to anthrax is just about 100% fatal.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The mortality in decreasing incidence is pulmonary, GI and skin.
Pulmonary anthrax is nearly always fatal if treatment is started after symptoms develop.

In brief: Yes

The mortality in decreasing incidence is pulmonary, GI and skin.
Pulmonary anthrax is nearly always fatal if treatment is started after symptoms develop.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Maged Zaky
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Anthrax mortality

Mortality of inhaled inthrax is > than gi> cutaneous.

In brief: Anthrax mortality

Mortality of inhaled inthrax is > than gi> cutaneous.
Dr. Maged Zaky
Dr. Maged Zaky
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