Question - Injection-associated anthrax due to drug injection has been reported. How does cutaneous anthrax differ from injectional anthrax?
Answer- The cited article points out that “Unlike cutaneous anthrax, injectional anthrax is not associated with eschar formation in the skin and the mortality, even with treatment, is considerably higher, at 34%.” (Sweeney DA et al. Anthrax infection. 2011 Am J Respir Critical Care Med. 184:1333-1341)