The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2009 , Vol 51 , Num 1
Animal carcass and eyelid anthrax: a case report
Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey Devrim İ, Kara A, Tezer H, Cengiz AB, Ceyhan M, Seçmeer G. Animal carcass and eyelid anthrax: a case report. Turk J Pediatr 2009; 51: 67-68.

Anthrax is a worldwide zoonosis of herbivores, which is caused by the sporeforming bacteria Bacillus anthracis, and humans become infected when they are exposed to infected animals and their tissues or the organism directly. In this report, we present a 13-year-old boy who developed eyelid anthrax after contact with a sheep carcass during his summer holiday that resulted in eyelid anthrax and cicatricial ectropion. Keywords : anthrax, ectropion, zoonosis, animal carcass

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