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Cutaneous anthrax usually begins as a small, raised bump that might itch. Within 1 to 2 days, the bump develops into a painless, fluid-filled blister about 1 cm (0.4 in.) to 3 cm (1.2 in.) in diameter. Within 7 to 10 days, the blister has a black center of dying tissue-called an eschar-surrounded by redness and swelling.
Current as of:
July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineLeslie Tengelsen PhD, DVM - Zoonotic Disease
Current as of: July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Leslie Tengelsen PhD, DVM - Zoonotic Disease
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