Anthrax

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Anthrax

Anthrax is a sickness caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Although anthrax is mostly seen in livestock and wild game, humans can be affected too through contact with sick animals. Anthrax can be passed through open skin wounds, consuming the bacteria, or inhaling it. Symptoms vary from skin sores and nausea to shock. Anthrax can be treated with antibiotics, however inhalation of the bacteria is more serious and sometimes fatal. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with anthrax, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options available.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Anthrax" returned 495 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Two cases of human cutaneous anthrax in Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2014.
 

Author(s): J Arapović, S Skočibusić, B Jelavić, H B Ivanković, M Jurić, D Mamić, S Grgić, J Lesko, M Leventić, I Soldo, J Ravlija, J Nikolić

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Last Updated: 27 Feb 2015

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Delivery of antibody mimics into mammalian cells via anthrax toxin protective antigen.
 

Author(s): Xiaoli Liao, Amy E Rabideau, Bradley L Pentelute

Journal: Chembiochem. 2014 Nov;15(16):2458-66.

 

Antibody mimics have significant scientific and therapeutic utility for the disruption of protein-protein interactions inside cells; however, their delivery to the cell cytosol remains a major challenge. Here we show that protective antigen (PA), a component of anthrax toxin, efficiently ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2014

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Ankylosing spondylitis is associated with the anthrax toxin receptor 2 gene (ANTXR2).
 

Author(s): T Karaderi, S M Keidel, J J Pointon, L H Appleton, M A Brown, D M Evans, B P Wordsworth

Journal: Ann. Rheum. Dis.. 2014 Nov;73(11):2054-8.

 

ANTXR2 variants have been associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in two previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) (p∼9×10(-8)). However, a genome-wide significant association (p<5×10(-8)) was not observed. We conducted a more comprehensive analysis of ANTXR2 in an independent ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2014

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The terms "Anthrax" returned 56 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Injectional anthrax - new presentation of an old disease.
 

Author(s): T Berger, M Kassirer, A A Aran

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Bacillus anthracis infection (anthrax) has three distinct clinical presentations depending on the route of exposure: cutaneous, gastrointestinal and inhalational anthrax. Each of these can lead to secondary bacteraemia and anthrax meningitis. Since 2009,anthrax has emerged among heroin ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2014

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Clinical microbiologists facing an anthrax alert.
 

Author(s): K Jaton, G Greub

Journal: Clin. Microbiol. Infect.. 2014 Jun;20(6):503-6.

 

Microbiological war and terrorist attacks are made to weaken populations by transmitting pathogenic and epidemic microorganisms. These bacteria or viruses are often difficult to diagnose. Anthrax alerts following September 2001 showed that most clinical microbiology laboratories were ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2014

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Anthrax lethal and edema toxins in anthrax pathogenesis.
 

Author(s): Shihui Liu, Mahtab Moayeri, Stephen H Leppla

Journal: Trends Microbiol.. 2014 Jun;22(6):317-25.

 

The pathophysiological effects resulting from many bacterial diseases are caused by exotoxins released by the bacteria. Bacillus anthracis, a spore-forming bacterium, is such a pathogen, causing anthrax through a combination of bacterial infection and toxemia. B. anthracis causes ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children Per Standard of Care
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infection; Hypertension; Anesthesia; Pain; Reflux; Nausea; Edema; Hyperlipidemia; Hypotension; Hypercholesterolemia; Sedation; Anxiolysis; Benzodiazepine Withdrawal; Bipolar Disorder; Autistic Disorder; Schizophrenia; Influenza Treatment or Prophylaxis; Acute Decompensated Heart Failure; Stable Angina; Life-threatening Fungal Infections; Nosocomial Pneumonia; Community Acquired Pneumonia; Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis; Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis; Complicated Urinary Tract Infections; Acute Pyelonephritis; Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections; Inhalational Anthrax (Post-Exposure); Infantile Hemangioma

 

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2015

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BioThrax® (Anthrax) Vaccine in Pregnancy Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy Complications; Pregnancy Outcome; Congenital Abnormalities

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

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