Potential Bioterrorism Agents with Mucocutaneous Findings (Anthrax, Plague, Tularemia, Smallpox)
A bioterrorism attack may occur, and prompt recognition is essential to prevent morbidity and mortality induced by these agents. This chapter reviews the classic presentation, atypical presentation, disease time course, and diagnostic features of several conditions that could potentially be used in a bioterrorism attack. Anthrax, plague, tularemia, and smallpox are reviewed, and the evidence-based management of each condition is detailed for the provider.
KeywordsBioterrorism Biological warfare Anthrax Plague Tularemia Smallpox
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