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Cutaneous Anthrax Picture No. 1
An anthrax lesion on the skin of the forearm caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The skin lesion has begun to turn black, hence the origin of the name "anthrax," from the Greek word for coal.
Bacillus Anthracis Lesion
Cutaneous Anthrax Picture No. 2
This anthrax picture shows a cutaneous anthrax lesion on the neck.
Anthrax on Neck

Inhalation Anthrax Pictures

Inhalation anthrax (also known as pulmonary anthrax) is a type of the disease caused by breathing in the anthrax bacteria or spores. When the anthrax spores or bacteria are inhaled, they germinate, and the bacterial cells infect the lungs. The cells then spread to the lymph nodes in the chest. As the anthrax bacteria grow, they produce two types of deadly toxins.
Below is a chest x-ray of someone with inhalation anthrax:
Anthrax Chest X-ray
 Pulmonary Anthrax
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