Animal carcass and eyelid anthrax: a case report

Devrim, Ilker; Kara, Ateş; Tezer, Hasan; Cengiz, A. Bülent; Ceyhan, Mehmet; Seçmeer, Gülten
January 2009
Turkish Journal of Pediatrics;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p67
Academic Journal
Anthrax is a worldwide zoonosis of herbivores, which is caused by the sporeforming bacteria Bacillus anthracis, and humans become infected when they are exposed to infected animals and their tissues or the organism directly. In this report, we present a 13-year-old boy who developed eyelid anthrax after contact with a sheep carcass during his summer holiday that resulted in eyelid anthrax and cicatricial ectropion.


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