Diagnosis and Management of Cutaneous Anthrax Adapted by P. Alguire, ACP-ASIM, from Cutaneous anthrax management algorithm, AAD Ad Hoc Task Force on Bioterrorism. - revised 10.31.02 -
Cutanteous anthrax is a possible diagnosis. Inform your local health department. Obtain an urgent infectious disease or dermatology consultation. Do you wish to obtain samples for culture and perform other diagnostic tests?