Table 2

Clinical presentations, gram-staining findings and treatment outcome of anthrax patients (n=15)
n (%)
Clinical features
Fever 8 (53.3)
Localized oedema 7 (46.7)
Regional lymphadenopathy 5 (33.3)
Diarrhoea 2 (13.3)
Distribution of ulcer
Upper extremity 11 (73.3)
Both extremities 2 (13.3)
Face 1 (6.7)
Trunk 1 (6.7)
Category of lesion
Mild (ulcer without oedema) 12 (80)
Moderate (ulcer with oedema) 3 (20)
Prior antibiotic therapy
Antibiotic taken 5 (33.3)
Antibiotic not taken 10 (66.7)
Gram-staining smear
Positive for gram-positive rods 13 (86.7)
Negative for gram-positive rods 2 (13.3)
Treatment outcome
Cured 15 (100)
Not cured 00 (00)

Siddiqui et al.

Siddiqui et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:464   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-464

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