Chapter 5. Anthrax – Bacteriology, Clinical Presentations, and Management

  1. Dr. Nancy Khardori
  1. Nancy Khardori

Published Online: 6 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527608133.ch5

Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy

Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy

How to Cite

Khardori, N. (2006) Anthrax – Bacteriology, Clinical Presentations, and Management, in Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy (ed N. Khardori), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527608133.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 701 North First Street, P.O. Box 19636, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9636, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 701 North First Street, P.O. Box 19636, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9636, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 6 FEB 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312351

Online ISBN: 9783527608133

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Keywords:

  • bioterrorism preparedness;
  • anthrax;
  • bacteriology;
  • clinical presentations;
  • historical background;
  • epidemiology;
  • microbiology;
  • genetics;
  • virulence factors;
  • pathogenesis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Background

  • Epidemiology

  • Microbiology and Genetics

  • Virulence Factors and Pathogenesis

  • Human Anthrax – Clinical Manifestations

    • Cutaneous Anthrax

    • Gastrointestinal Anthrax

    • Inhalational Anthrax

    • Hemorrhagic Meningoencephalitis

    • Microbiological Diagnosis

    • Immunological Tests and Serological Diagnosis

    • Antimicrobial Therapy and Post-exposure Prophylaxis

    • Emerging/Investigational Therapies

    • Human Vaccination

    • Anthrax Vaccines in Development

    • Infection Control and Decontamination