cutaneous anthrax in lima, peru: retrospective analysis of 71 cases, including four with a meningoencephalic complication.anthrax is a zoonosis produced by bacillus anthracis, and as an human infection is endemic in several areas in the world, including peru. more than 95% of the reported naturally acquired infections are cutaneous, and approximately 5% of them can progress to meningoencephalitis. in this study we review the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the patients with diagnosis of cutaneous anthrax evaluated between 1969 and 2002 at the hospital nacional cayetano heredia (hnch) and the institu ...200515729471
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