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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0003175

NCI Thesaurus Code: C84565  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: An infection caused by Bacillus anthracis bacteria. It may affect the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, or skin. Patients with lung infection present with fever, headaches, cough, chest pain and shortness of breath. Patients with gastrointestinal infection present with nausea, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Patients with skin infection develop blisters and ulcers.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Anthrax is a disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a germ that lives in soil. Many people know about it from the 2001 bioterror attacks. In the attacks, someone purposely spread anthrax through the U.S. mail. This killed five people and made 22 sick.

Anthrax is rare. It affects animals such as cattle, sheep, and goats more often than people. People can get anthrax from contact with infected animals, wool, meat, or hides. It can cause three forms of disease in people. They are

  • Cutaneous, which affects the skin. People with cuts or open sores can get it if they touch the bacteria.
  • Inhalation, which affects the lungs. You can get this if you breathe in spores of the bacteria.
  • Gastrointestinal, which affects the digestive system. You can get it by eating infected meat.

Antibiotics often cure anthrax if it is diagnosed early. But many people don't know they have anthrax until it is too late to treat. A vaccine to prevent anthrax is available for people in the military and others at high risk.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NICHD Definition: An infection that is caused by Bacillus anthracis, which is usually acquired by contact with infected animals, contaminated animal products, or directly from soil; it may affect the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and/or central nervous system.

CSP Definition: infectious bacterial zoonotic disease usually acquired by ingestion of Bacillus anthracis; marked by hemorrhage and serous effusions in the organs and cavities and symptoms of extreme prostration.

MSH Definition: An acute infection caused by the spore-forming bacteria BACILLUS ANTHRACIS. It commonly affects hoofed animals such as sheep and goats. Infection in humans often involves the skin (cutaneous anthrax), the lungs (inhalation anthrax), or the gastrointestinal tract. Anthrax is not contagious and can be treated with antibiotics.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Anthrax (disorder)
Anthrax [Disease/Finding]
Anthrax disease
Anthrax NOS
Anthrax, unspecified
Anthrax
Bacillus anthracis infection
Black Baine
CHARBON
FEVER, SPLENIC
Infection due to Bacillus anthracis
Malignant edema
MILZBRAND
Siberian Plague
SPLENIC FEVER

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C84565 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN Bacillus infect; human & animal; /vet permitted MSH
ANSWER_CODE 10350 LNC
ANSWER_CODE_SYSTEM NNDSS LNC
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH TM UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID XUbIC SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 10/17/2001 MEDLINEPLUS
DATE_CREATED 2013-01-09T00:04:00 GARD
DATE_LAST_MODIFIED 2013-01-09T00:04:00 GARD
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0368-2534 CSP
DISEASE_IDENTIFIER_ID 15898 GARD
DISEASE_IDENTIFIER_ID 15899 GARD
DISEASE_IDENTIFIER_ID 15901 GARD
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20060131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
HAS_GARD_PAGE true GARD
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
IDENTIFIER_TYPE_ID 1 GARD
INCLUSION_TERM infection due to Bacillus anthracis ICD10
IS_ACTIVE true GARD
IS_RARE true GARD
IS_SPANISH false GARD
LAST_REVIEW_DATE 2009-03-13T00:00:00 GARD
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION An acute infection caused by the spore-forming bacteria BACILLUS ANTHRACIS. It commonly affects hoofed animals such as sheep and goats. Infection in humans often involves the skin (cutaneous anthrax), the lungs (inhalation anthrax), or the gastrointestinal tract. Anthrax is not contagious and can be treated with antibiotics. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D000881 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Anthrax NDFRT
MESH_UI M0001315 NDFRT
MMR 20090706 MSH
MN C01.252.410.090.072 MSH
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/anthrax.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Amharic https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/anthrax.html#Amharic MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Hmong https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/anthrax.html#Hmong MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/anthrax.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Thai https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/anthrax.html#Thai MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Anthrax NCI
NUI N0000000429 NDFRT
ORDER_NO 00170 ICD10CM
ORDER_NO 00176 ICD10CM
PRIMARY_PATH 10002713$10003974$10004018$10021881$Anthrax$Bacillary infections$Bacterial infectious disorders$Infections and infestations MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10021881 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RARE_DISEASE_URL http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/8157/anthrax/resources/1 GARD
RXAUI 3109612 RXNORM
RXAUI 3109615 RXNORM
RXCUI 1021996 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 409498004 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS A22.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~A22.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS A22.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF CUTANEOUS ANTHRAX CHOOSE A22.0 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF GASTROINTESTINAL ANTHRAX CHOOSE A22.2 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF INHALATIONAL ANTHRAX CHOOSE A22.1 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF MENINGITIS CAUSED BY BACILLUS ANTHRACIS CHOOSE A22.8 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF SEPSIS DUE TO BACILLUS ANTHRACIS CHOOSE A22.7 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447639009 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~3 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~4 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~5 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~6 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 111798006 | Gastrointestinal anthrax | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 11389007 | Inhalational anthrax | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 448482003 | Sepsis due to Bacillus anthracis | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 720990007 | Meningitis caused by Bacillus anthracis | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 84980006 | Cutaneous anthrax | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~A22.0 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~A22.1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~A22.2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~A22.7 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~A22.8 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~A22.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUbIC SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T002564 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH ORD (2010) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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