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February 1943

ANTHRAX APPEARING PRIMARILY IN THE NOSE

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PHILADELPHIA
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pa.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(2):238-241. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030247008
Abstract

The interesting feature of this case is infection with the anthrax bacillus, apparently by means of a fine dust in a factory making leather art goods. The dust inhaled through the nose caused primarily a severe allergic type of swelling of the turbinates and mucous membranes and secondarily an intense swelling covering the whole neck and chest. No evidence of the organism could be found until thirty-six hours after admission of the patient to the hospital.

REPORT OF A CASE  W. S., 71 years of age, was well until May 4, 1941, when he began to feel very tired. The following day he noticed a dryness in his throat and nose, followed by headache with running of the nose. That same evening he noticed a fulness on the right side of his neck but had no pain or tenderness. On May 6 he had attacks of difficulty in breathing and

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