Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by J.P.C. Peper, May 30, 2012.
What's your diagnosis?
I'll post the correct answer in a day or three!
Caustic lesion, maybe pathomimia?
foreign body ?
cutaneous anthrax, may be carbuncle .
Yes, it's cutaneous anthrax.
Anthrax is a rare infection with Bacillus anthracis, which can cause three types of disease: pulmonary, gastrointestinal and cutaneous anthax. The first two forms are practically always fatal. Cutaneous anthrax can present with a painless, necrotic ulcer like in this case.
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