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Table 2 Clinical presentations, gram-staining findings and treatment outcome of anthrax patients (n=15)

From: Recent outbreak of cutaneous anthrax in Bangladesh: clinico-demographic profile and treatment outcome of cases attended at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital

  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)