13. Pathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anthrax in Humans

  1. Nicholas H. Bergman
  1. Jeannette Guarner and
  2. Carlos del Rio

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch13

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

How to Cite

Guarner, J. and del Rio, C. (2010) Pathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anthrax in Humans, in Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax (ed N. H. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch13

Author Information

  1. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470410110

Online ISBN: 9780470891193



  • pathology, diagnosis and treatment of anthrax in humans;
  • portal of entry of anthrax spores, key clinico–pathological features - anthrax into three types, cutaneous, gastrointestinal or inhalational;
  • anthrax laboratory diagnosis, testing performed - by laboratory response network (LRN)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Who Activities on Anthrax Surveillance and Control

  • Diagnostic Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Anthrax

  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Anthrax

  • Pathology of Anthrax in Human Cases

  • Treatment of Anthrax in Human Patients

  • References