Bacillus Anthracis | Properties, Pathology, Disease, Management Approach

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Bacillus Anthracis | Properties, Pathology, Disease, Management Approach

Bacillus anthracis is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria. It causes anthrax that can be deadly in many cases. It is found naturally in soil & competing to get access to nutrients, which it produces by breaking down other organisms. The disease spreads when the bacteria are inhaled, ingested, or by contact on a skin wound. Let’s review its properties, pathogenesis, toxins, disease types, and the management approach.

00:00 Introduction
00:26 Properties
00:53 Genetic material
01:06 Incubation time
01:22 Diseases
01:32 Transmission and lifecycle
02:19 Route of entry
02:37 Virulence factors
03:19 Spores
04:32 Pathogenesis
07:52 Diseases
09:26 Management approach

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Book reference:
Papadakis, Maxine A.; McPhee, Stephen J.; Rabow, Michael W..
CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2016 (LANGE CURRENT Series) .
McGraw-Hill Education. Kindle Edition.

More references
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejm199909093411107
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_anthracis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthrax_toxin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_anthrax_attacks

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Disclaimer:
This video is not intended to provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice; it also does not constitute provision of healthcare services. The content provided in this video is for informational and educational purposes only.
Please consult with a physician or healthcare professional regarding any medical or mental health related diagnosis or treatment. No information in this video should ever be considered as a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional.
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