Unusual Presentation Of Oropharyngeal Tularemia: A Case Report


Polat M., Kara S. S. , TAPISIZ A. , TEZER H.

VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES, cilt.13, sa.5, ss.337-339, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/vbz.2012.1184
  • Dergi Adı: VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.337-339

Özet

Tularemia is a bacterial zoonotic disease that is caused by Francisella tularensis and among the infectious reasons that cause fever of unknown origin (FUO) in children. Typhoidal or pneumonic tularemia can manifest predominantly as FUO. However, presentation of oropharyngeal tularemia as FUO is uncommon. Here, we report a case of an 11-month-old infant with oropharyngeal tularemia presenting as FUO. To the best of our knowledge, this clinical presentation of oropharyngeal tularemia has not been previously reported in literature.