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Score of Kuehnert et al for Distinguishing Inhalational Anthrax from Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Purpose:

To identify a patient with inhalational anthrax who presents as a community-acquired pneumonia using the score of Kuehnert et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

A22.1

Description:

Inhalational anthrax may need to be distinguished from community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Kuehnert et al developed a score to help distinguish inhalational anthrax from bacterial pneumonia. The authors are from CDC.

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