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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,014
Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2002 August;137(4):257-65
Antrax. A dramatic topical interest
Di Girolamo F., Simonetti G., Ruocco E., Baroni A., Vozza A., Argenziano G.
Seconda Università degli Studi - Napoli Clinica Dermatologica
Anthrax is a well known infectious disease affecting mainly animals and secondarily humans. Nowadays, human infection is very rare, although sporadic cases are reported in farmers and other workers who carry on anthrax-risk activities such as tanners, wool-carders, shearers. However, the disease is still endemic in several areas, especially in developing countries. Recently, bioterroristic attacks using anthrax spores were responsible for a renewed interest of the international medical community on this treacherous and extremely dangerous biologic weapon.