Anthrax

27 year old white female with cutaneous anthrax on right forearm; she'd worked in a spinning department of a goat hair processing plant for 3 years; lesion as seen on 4th day.
Anthrax, skin of right forearm, 4th day
27 year old white female with cutaneous anthrax on right forearm; patient had worked in a spinning department of a goat hair processing plant for 3 years; lesion as seen on 5th day.
Anthrax, skin of right forearm, 5th day
27 year old white female with cutaneous anthrax on right forearm; patient had worked in a spinning department of a goat hair processing plant for 3 years; lesion as seen on 7th day.
Anthrax, skin of right forearm, 7th day
27 year old white female with cutaneous anthrax on right forearm; patient had worked in a spinning department of a goat hair processing plant for 3 years; lesion as seen on 12th day.
Anthrax, skin of right forearm, 12th day
Here the disease has manifested itself as a cutaneous ulceration, which has begun to turn black, hence the origin of the name Anthrax, after the Greek name for coal.
Anthrax lesion on the skin of the forearm
This posteroanterior (PA) chest x-ray was taken 4 mo. after the onset of anthrax in a 46 yr. This patient, who had worked for 2 yrs. as a card tender in a goat hair processing mill contracted anthrax, and after having been x-rayed, revealed bilateral pulmonary effusion, and a widened mediastinum, which are hallmarks of the disease process.
Posteroanterior (PA) chest x-ray
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