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Cutaneous anthrax in a tribal man: a case report
  1. Sreeramu Suggu1,
  2. Venkata Chalam Konakanchi1
  1. Department of Dermatology,Venereology and Leprosy, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India
  1. Correspondence to Venkata Chalam Konakanchi, Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy, Andhra Medical College, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam, India; drkvchalam99{at}

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A 42-year-old tribal male patient presented with chief complaint of single, painless raised lesion over left forearm since 1 week. There was a history of fever for 3 days associated with chills and rigors. There was no history of breathlessness or any gastrointestinal symptoms. Patient gave the history of sudden death of a goat at his home and involved in slaughtering with bare hands, cooking and eating it 2 weeks prior to the onset of lesions. All the family members were examined and showed no similar lesions. Systemic examination was within normal limits. On cutaneous examination, there was a single, painless, well-defined ulcerative plaque with central black eschar surrounded by extensive oedema over the dorsum of left forearm …

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  • Contributors VCK planned and designed the study. SS conducted survey and interpretation of data. VCK provided critical revision of the manuscript. SS submitted the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Consent obtained from parent(s)/guardian(s).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.