Basic Summary for Pulmonary Anthrax


Main name of condition: Pulmonary Anthrax
Other names or spellings: Lung Anthrax, Inhaled anthrax, Inhalation anthrax

What is Pulmonary Anthrax?
  Brief description of Pulmonary Anthrax: Inhaled lung anthrax, most severe form of anthrax.
  Parent types of Pulmonary Anthrax: Anthrax, Lung conditions, Diseases contagious from animals
  Organs Affected by Pulmonary Anthrax: lung
How serious is Pulmonary Anthrax?
  Prognosis of Pulmonary Anthrax: Often fatal.
  Complications of Pulmonary Anthrax: see complications of Pulmonary Anthrax
What causes Pulmonary Anthrax?
  Cause of Pulmonary Anthrax: Anthrax spores inhaled into the lungs.
  Class of Condition for Pulmonary Anthrax: bacterial
  Risk factors for Pulmonary Anthrax: see risk factors for Pulmonary Anthrax
What are the symptoms of Pulmonary Anthrax?
  Incubation period for Pulmonary Anthrax: Probably 1-7 days, but perhaps up to 60 days.
  Incubation period for Pulmonary Anthrax: The incubation period of inhalation anthrax among humans is unclear, but it is reported to range from 1 to 7 days, possibly ranging up to 60 days.1
  Symptoms of Pulmonary Anthrax: see symptoms of Pulmonary Anthrax
Can anyone else get Pulmonary Anthrax?
  Contagion of Pulmonary Anthrax: Not contagious.
  More information: see contagiousness of Pulmonary Anthrax
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Pulmonary Anthrax: see treatments for Pulmonary Anthrax

1. excerpt from Anthrax: NWHIC

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