Ulnar nerve lesion due to cutaneous anthrax


Terzioglu A., Aslan G.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.43, ss.644-645, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00000637-199912000-00011
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.644-645

Özet

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.