|Document ID (ISN)||66128|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||Breathnach A.S., Turnbull P.C.B., Eykyn S.J., Twort C.H.C.
||A labourer with a spot on his chest
||13 Jan. 1996, vol.347, No.8994, p.96. Illus. 1 ref.
||A case study is presented of a casual labourer with a chest lesion which was attributed to a sting or bite during recent work in a ventilation shaft. Despite treatment, the lesion progressed and the patient also developed jaundice and renal impairment. The initial diagnosis was a streptococcal infection but blood cultures later yielded an organism identified as Bacillus anthracis. Enquiries revealed that the labourer had recently worked in a leather firm and had removed his shirt while lifting hides. The rarity of anthrax in the United Kingdom and the misleading occupational history resulted in misdiagnosis.
||bacterial diseases; leather and fur industries; anthrax
||diagnosis; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Footwear, leather and fur industry