Cutaneous Anthrax on Eyelid in a Pregnant Woman

PARLAK E., Erturk A., Erol S., PARLAK M., ÖZKURT Z.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.48, no.2, pp.142-144, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2015.15131
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-144
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


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.