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Case Report
Cutaneous Anthrax on Eyelid in a Pregnant Woman
1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey  
2 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University School of Medicine, Rize, Turkey  
3 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2016; 48: 142-144
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2015.15131
Key Words: Bacillus anthracis, cutaneous anthrax, eyelid, pregnancy, zoonosis

A 32-year-old patient who was 17 weeks of pregnant referred to our hospital due to a lesion on the eyelid and swelling on her face. Patient’s history revealed that she helped her husband for slaughtering of a sick animal and contacted with the meat. A scabby lesion was detected on the inferior eyelid with hyperaemia around, central necrotic appearance and swelling. The diagnosis of anthrax was performed based on her epidemiological data, physical examination findings, and Bacillus anthracis were seen on direct preparation. This case was considered worthy to present since she was pregnant, the disease was located on the inferior eyelid, which is a rare place for location, and caused no complication or sequel either in mother or in baby. 

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