Monday, October 7, 2013

Sorting Wool

This farmer says that he usually has a few cuts or abrasions from his work, but this presentation is new. When it began, it was small, painless, but itchy. It then enlarged into a "blister" and eroded into the finding shown above.

This disease can progress to larger involvement with lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis as shown below:

Challenge: This began about a week after exposure to what?

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sibogox said...

bacillus anthracis?

sid said...

Ring around the rosies,
pocket full of posies...

Craig Chen said...

yes - anthrax. cutaneous is a lot more common than other systemic forms
Sorting Wool

This is cutaneous anthrax, sometimes called Woolsorter’s disease because it often occurs from contact with infected animals or animal products.

Source: UpToDate.