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Anthrax bacilli and neutrophil-predominant CSF pleocytosis (photomicrograph of gram-stained CSF sample)

Photomicrograph of gram-stained CSF sample showing gram-positive anthrax bacilli and neutrophil-predominant CSF pleocytosis in a patient who ultimately died of inhalational anthrax and anthrax meningitis. (Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; contributed by Dr. Douglas Lanska.)

Associated Disorders

  • Cutaneous anthrax
  • Gastrointestinal anthrax
  • Inhalational anthrax
  • Ragpicker disease
  • Woolsorter disease