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A case of septicaemic anthrax in an intravenous drug user

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, January 2011
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (79th percentile)

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1 tweeter

Citations

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Title
A case of septicaemic anthrax in an intravenous drug user
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-11-21
Pubmed ID
Authors

Arfon GMT Powell, Joseph EM Crozier, Heather Hodgson, David J Galloway

Abstract

In 2000, Ringertz et al described the first case of systemic anthrax caused by injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax. In 2008, there were 574 drug related deaths in Scotland, of which 336 were associated with heroin and or morphine. We report a rare case of septicaemic anthrax caused by injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax in Scotland.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
Spain 1 4%
Unknown 24 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 23%
Student > Bachelor 6 23%
Other 4 15%
Researcher 4 15%
Librarian 2 8%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 1 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 46%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 23%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 1 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 December 2016.
All research outputs
#3,610,678
of 13,755,459 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,130
of 5,122 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46,129
of 182,722 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#118
of 574 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,755,459 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 72nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 5,122 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 77% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 574 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 79% of its contemporaries.