Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
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In Reply: Dr Nalin highlights important diagnosis
and treatment issues for patients with gastrointestinal anthrax. Nalin and
colleagues1 described the clinical presentation,
treatment and hospital course of a 17-year-old Bangalee student who presented
with what appeared to be an acute abdomen. During laparotomy, he was found
to have intact viscera with mesenteric lymphadenopathy and semipurulent ascitic
fluid. Microbiologic studies subsequently revealed Bacillus
anthracis as the etiologic agent.
Inglesby TV, Henderson DA. Recognition and Treatment of Anthrax—Reply. JAMA. 1999;282(17):1624-1625. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-17-jbk1103