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  • Dr. Pei Purdom (DNP)
  • Dr. Benish Zahra
  • Dr. Iqra Batool
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Anthrax - Types, Signs and Symptoms, Labs, Prophylaxis, Treatment, Vaccination, and Prognosis

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Wonderful to see you again Dr. Syed. Don't let the turkeys get you down!  Daniel Marcel Roy.

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What do you know that we don't?  Is this our next plague scare??

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Anthrax - Types, Signs and Symptoms, Labs, Prophylaxis, Treatment,  Vaccination and Prognosis

Bacillus anthracis is a gram positive, rod-shaped bacteria. It causes anthrax that can be deadly in many cases. Let's review this pathogen, its properties, and the pathogenesis. In part 2 we will discuss the disease Anthrax and its management.

In the talk today, we will look at clinical signs and symptoms, therapeutic approach in light of CDC recommendations for the prophylaxis, treatment, and vaccination for the cutaneous, inhalational, disseminated, and gastrointestinal anthrax. We will also review the labs and imaging recommendations, differential diagnosis, and prognosis.

Book reference: 
Papadakis, Maxine A.; McPhee, Stephen J.; Rabow, Michael W.. 
CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2016 (LANGE CURRENT Series) . 
McGraw-Hill Education. Kindle Edition. 

More references
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejm199909093411107
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_anthracis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthrax_toxin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_anthrax_attacks

Disclaimer:
This video is not intended to provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice; it also does not constitute provision of healthcare services. The content provided in this video is for informational and educational purposes only.
Please consult with a physician or healthcare professional regarding any medical or mental health related diagnosis or treatment. No information in this video should ever be considered as a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional.

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Dr. Mobeen Syed

Mobeen Syed M.D, MS Graduated from King Edward Medical University. Entrepreneur, Medical Educator, CEO and founder of Drbeen corp.