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

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Dec 05 2021, 11:05 pm

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



Dec 01 2021, 10:57 pm

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

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. 

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* Recognize the clinical manifestations of different types of anthrax infections.

* Understand the diagnostic methods and laboratory findings associated with anthrax.

* Describe the treatment options available for anthrax infections and their appropriate use.

* Discuss the prophylactic measures recommended for individuals exposed to anthrax spores.

* Evaluate the prognosis and long-term outcomes associated with anthrax infections.

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Dr. Mobeen Syed

Dr. Mobeen Syed

MD., MSc., MSc., BSc

Mobeen Syed is the CEO of DrBeen Corp, a modern online medical education marketplace. Mobeen is a medical doctor and a software engineer. He graduated from the prestigious King Edward Medical University Lahore. He has been teaching medicine since 1994. Mobeen is also a software engineer and engineering leader. In this role, Mobeen has run teams consisting of hundreds of engineers and millions of dollars of budgets. Mobeen loves music, teaching, and doing business. He lives in Cupertino CA.


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