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A Case of Naturally Acquired Inhalation Anthrax: Clinical Care and Analyses of Anti-Protective Antigen Immunoglobulin G and Lethal Factor

James J. Walsh, Nicki Pesik, Conrad P. Quinn, Veronica Urdaneta, Clare A. Dykewicz, Anne E. Boyer, Jeannette Guarner, Patricia Wilkins, Kim J. Norville, John R. Barr, Sherif R. Zaki, Jean B. Patel, Sarah P. Reagan, James L. Pirkle, Tracee A. Treadwell, Nancy Rosenstein Messonnier, Lisa D. Rotz, Richard F. Meyer and David S. Stephens

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 7, pages 968-971
Published in print April 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/512372
A Case of Naturally Acquired Inhalation Anthrax: Clinical Care and Analyses of Anti-Protective Antigen Immunoglobulin G and Lethal Factor

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This report describes the first case of naturally acquired inhalation anthrax in the United States since 1976. The patient's clinical course included adjunctive treatment with human anthrax immunoglobulin. Clinical correlation of serologic assays for the lethal factor component of lethal toxin and anti-protective antigen immunoglobulin G are also presented.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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