Anthrax pneumonia

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Anthrax pneumonia --> pulmonary anthrax

a form of anthrax acquired by inhalation of dust containing bacillus anthracis; there is an initial chill followed by pain in the back and legs, rapid respiration, dyspnea, cough, fever, rapid pulse, and extreme cardiovascular collapse.

Synonym: anthrax pneumonia, ragpickers disease, ragsorters disease, rag-sorter's disease, wool-sorters pneumonia, woolsorter's disease, wool-sorters disease.