Subcutaneous anthrax in three intravenous drug users: a new clinical diagnosis.

@article{Knox2011SubcutaneousAI,
  title={Subcutaneous anthrax in three intravenous drug users: a new clinical diagnosis.},
  author={Denise Knox and Gale Murray and Michael Millar and Daniel E. Hamilton and Myles Connor and Rupert D. Ferdinand and Glenn A. Jones},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={
          414-7
        }
}
  • Denise Knox, Gale Murray, +4 authors Glenn A. Jones
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    The Journal of bone and joint…
    2011
  • Medicine
  • Anthrax is extremely rare in the western world but is endemic to areas of south and central Asia. In early 2010 an outbreak was identified in heroin-injecting intravenous drug users in the United Kingdom and Europe. Afghanistan is currently the principal source of heroin which reaches the United Kingdom. When anthrax occurs, cutaneous disease accounts for over 95% of cases. At least 47 cases with 13 deaths have been confirmed so far. We present three cases presenting during this time with… CONTINUE READING

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