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Score of Kuehnert et al for Distinguishing Inhalational Anthrax from Influenza-Like Illness

Purpose:

To distinguish a patient with inhalational anthrax from a flu-like viral infection 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 often presents with flu-like symptoms. Kuehnert et al developed a score to help distinguish inhalational anthrax from influenza and other viral respiratory illnesses. The authors are from CDC.

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