What is the treatment for patients with inhalational and cutaneous anthrax?
Treatment protocols for cases of inhalational and cutaneous anthrax associated with this bioterrorist attack are found in the MMWR, 10/26/2001; 50(42), 909-919. What if I develop side effects from the antibiotic? If you develop side effects from the antibiotic, call your health care provider immediately. Depending on the type of side effects, you may be able to continue taking the medicine, or may be switched to an alternative antibiotic. If necessary, your physician may contact your State Department of Health for consultation on possible alternate antibiotics. Has CDC tested the anthrax isolates for sensitivity to different antibiotics? Yes. Antibiotic sensitivity testing performed at CDC has determined that the strain of anthrax was sensitive to a wide range of antibiotics, including penicillin and ciprofloxacin, giving public health officials important treatment information. What are the risks of using tetracyclines and fluoroquinolones in children; are alternatives available? Risks