Posts Tagged ‘tularemia’

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…

Bioterrorism-Related Conditions

Posted by • March 6th, 2015

The agents most likely to be used in bioterrorism attacks are reviewed in a new Review Article, “Clinical Management of Potential Bioterrorism-Related Conditions,” along with the clinical syndromes they produce and their treatment.  This article comes from University of Pittsburgh’s Drs. Amesh Adalja, Eric Toner, and Thomas Inglesby. On the basis of historical incidents coupled with… Read More…