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BMMR. 2014; 17(2): 58-62

Cutaneous Anthrax Contemporary Clinical And Epidemiological Aspects

Tanya Petkova, Ivan Popivanov, Tzetza Doichinova, Galya Gancheva, Kalin Kanev, Dimitar Shalamanov.

Anthrax in humans is sporadic disease in Bulgaria, but for many countries it is an important health and economic concern. For military medicine the disease is a matter of special interest because of the leading position of Bacillus anthracis in the list of potential BW agents.
The aim of this paper is to present cutaneous form of anthrax infection from clinical and epidemiological point of view. Diagnosis, clinical features and treatment of case of human cutaneous anthrax a 32-year-old male from Pleven district, are presented by using clinical, microbiological and laboratory methods. The epidemiological peculiarities of this clinical form are examined using epidemiological method, medico-geographical research and document analysis.

Key words: cutaneous anthrax, specific Real-time PCR, epidemiological aspects, biological weapon

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