Posts Tagged ‘Francisella tularensis.’

A Woman with a Skin Ulcer

Posted by • February 12th, 2016

Ulceroglandular tularemia is one of several clinical presentations of Francisella tularensis infection. In patients with ulceroglandular tularemia, an ulcer develops at the site of inoculation and is followed by fever, systemic symptoms, and regional lymphadenopathy. Although tularemia can occur year-round, it predominantly occurs during the summer months. The diagnosis of tularemia is quite rare; in… Read More…

Back to Nature

Posted by • December 4th, 2015

In a new Clinical Problem-Solving article, a 28-year-old man presented with severe bifrontal headache, nausea, anorexia, sweats, and temperatures as high as 40.3°C. He reported no confusion, photophobia, visual changes, neck stiffness, sensory loss, sore throat, cough, dyspnea, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. Tularemia is a zoonotic infection caused by Francisella tularensis, a fastidious, gram-negative coccobacillus. The… Read More…

18-Year-Old with Respiratory Failure

Posted by • April 19th, 2013

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, an 18-year-old woman was admitted to this hospital because of pulmonary infiltrates and respiratory failure. Three weeks before admission, fever, cough, and painful pharyngitis developed. Diagnostic tests were performed. In a young patient without comorbid illnesses, there are many potential infectious causes of pneumonia. The medical… Read More…