gastrointestinal anthrax

gastrointestinal anthrax
anthrax due to ingestion of poorly cooked meat contaminated with Bacillus anthracis. Spores become deposited in the submucosa of the intestinal tract, where they germinate, multiply, and produce toxin, resulting in massive edema that may obstruct the intestine, with hemorrhage and necrosis. Called also intestinal a.

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