Three eyelid localized cutaneous anthrax cases.

Esmer O., KARADAĞ R., Bilgili S. G., Gultepe B., Bayramlar H., KARADAĞ A. S.

Cutaneous and ocular toxicology, vol.33, no.4, pp.345-7, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/15569527.2013.875557
  • Journal Name: Cutaneous and ocular toxicology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-7
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Anthrax is primarily seen in the developing countries, but it can be a worldwide medical concern due to bioterrorism threats. Palpebral anthrax is a rare form of cutaneous anthrax. Untreated cutaneous anthrax can be lethal. Patients with palpebral anthrax can develop complications including cicatrisation and ectropion. Thus, anthrax should be considered in differential diagnosis for patients presenting with preseptal cellulitis in high-risk regions. Herein, we report three anthrax cases (with different age) involving eyelids that were cured without any complications due to early diagnosis and treatment.