| Glossary |
- anthrax vaccine adsorbed
- twice daily
- blood urea nitrogen
- complete blood count
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- central nervous system
- cerebrospinal fluid
- computed tomography
- direct fluorescent antibody
- deoxyribonucleic acid
- enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
- Food and Drug Administration
- heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
- inflammatory bowel disease
- immunoglobulin G
- liver function tests
- polymerase chain reaction
- respiratory syncytial virus
- Caused by Bacillus anthracis. The disease occurs in three forms: cutaneous, gastrointestinal, and inhalational. Anthrax is identified by laboratory-confirmed isolation of B. anthracis from an infected tissue or by at least two other supportive laboratory tests in a patient with clinically compatible signs of anthrax.
- Bacillus anthracis
- The etiologic agent of anthrax. It is a rod-shaped bacterium that is nonmotile, produces spores, and is gram positive.
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