Systematic Review: A Century of Inhalational Anthrax Cases from 1900 to 2005

@article{Holty2006SystematicRA,
  title={Systematic Review: A Century of Inhalational Anthrax Cases from 1900 to 2005},
  author={Jon-Erik C Holty and Dena M. Bravata and Hau Liu and Richard A. Olshen and Kathryn M. McDonald and Douglas K. Owens},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={144},
  pages={270-280}
}
Key Summary Points Initiation of antibiotic or anthrax antiserum therapy during the prodromal phase of inhalational anthrax is associated with an improved short-term survival. Multidrug antibiotic regimens are associated with decreased mortality, especially when they are administered during the prodromal phase. Most surviving patients will probably require drainage of reaccumulating pleural effusions. Despite modern intensive care, fulminant-phase anthrax is rarely survivable. The 2001 anthrax… 
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