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What are the 3 forms of anthrax?
cutaneous form- painless, eschar, vesicle, ulcer, fever, LDA
GI and Oropharynx
How do we diagnose anthrax?
Skin- culture, PCR
GI- gram stain, ascites, stool
Inhalation- MEDIASTINAL WIDENING, thoracentesis,
What are the s/s of botulism?
decending symmetric flaccid paralysis, muscle weakness
Infant botulism- from honey
Foodborne botulism- from toxins in canned foods
Wound botulism- wound from IVDU, C-section, soil exposure
What are the s/s of smallpox?
flu-life with lesions that are all same stage and leave SCARS
Major and minor
Fulminating disease causes hemorrhage, HF, pulm edema, TTP, death
what are the manifestations of brucellosis?
fever, malasie, sweats, myalgias, arthralgias, endocarditics
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