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Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2014 Dec;33(4):345-7. doi: 10.3109/15569527.2013.875557. Epub 2014 Mar 18.

Three eyelid localized cutaneous anthrax cases.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Yuzuncu Yil University , Van , Turkey .

Abstract

Anthrax is primarily seen in the developing countries, but it can be a worldwide medical concern due to bioterrorism threats. Palpebral anthrax is a rare form of cutaneous anthrax. Untreated cutaneous anthrax can be lethal. Patients with palpebral anthrax can develop complications including cicatrisation and ectropion. Thus, anthrax should be considered in differential diagnosis for patients presenting with preseptal cellulitis in high-risk regions. Herein, we report three anthrax cases (with different age) involving eyelids that were cured without any complications due to early diagnosis and treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Anthrax; cutaneous; eyelid; preseptal cellulitis

PMID:
24641116
DOI:
10.3109/15569527.2013.875557
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