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Anthrax in Adults and Children: A Review of 132 Cases in Turkey

  • A. Kaya
  • M. Tasyaran
  • S. Erol
  • Z. Ozkurt
  • B. Ozkan
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Abstract.

In this retrospective study, 132 cases of anthrax observed in a Turkish hospital over a 14-year period (October 1986 to October 2000) were evaluated with respect to clinical features, therapy, and outcome. The results show that anthrax is a disease of significance in the Eastern Anatolian region of Turkey. Preventive measures such as education of the population and vaccination of animals against anthrax would reduce the incidence of the disease.

Keywords

Bacillus Anthracis Sporotrichosis Tularemia Medical School Hospital Procaine Penicillin 
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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kaya
    • 1
  • M. Tasyaran
    • 2
  • S. Erol
    • 2
  • Z. Ozkurt
    • 2
  • B. Ozkan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Mersin University, Medical School Hospital, 33100 MersinTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Ataturk University, Medical School Hospital, 25240 ErzurumTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, Ataturk University, Medical School Hospital, 25240 ErzurumTurkey

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