Ulnar nerve lesion due to cutaneous anthrax

Terzioglu A., Aslan G.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.43, no.6, pp.644-645, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00000637-199912000-00011
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.644-645


Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax is most common in agricultural regions, where it occurs in animals. It can also infect humans. Cutaneous anthrax infections occur when the bacterium enters a cut or abrasion on the skin. A case of cutaneous anthrax infection of the arm is presented. The patient needed to undergo a skin graft. He subsequently developed an ulnar nerve lesion after severe edema in his arm and hand.