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What are the case fatality rates for the various forms of anthrax?
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on treatment
Cutaneous anthrax- 5-20% fatality if untreated; < 1% with antibiotics; inhalation anthrax-99% fatal if untreated; 45-80% fatal in pts with severe symptoms even if treated.

In brief: Depends on treatment
Cutaneous anthrax- 5-20% fatality if untreated; < 1% with antibiotics; inhalation anthrax-99% fatal if untreated; 45-80% fatal in pts with severe symptoms even if treated.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: GI Anthrax
Agree with dr. Majeroni.
Additionally the fatality rate for gastrointestinal anthrax is between 25 to 60%.

In brief: GI Anthrax
Agree with dr. Majeroni.
Additionally the fatality rate for gastrointestinal anthrax is between 25 to 60%.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
In brief: Anthrax Death Rates
Anthrax is a serious disease, but early recognition and treatment is the key.
The skin form is the least ominous, with cure rates at 80%. The lung form has a 25% success rate, and the GI form is successfully treated in about half of the cases.

In brief: Anthrax Death Rates
Anthrax is a serious disease, but early recognition and treatment is the key.
The skin form is the least ominous, with cure rates at 80%. The lung form has a 25% success rate, and the GI form is successfully treated in about half of the cases.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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