A case of glandular tularemia presenting with prolonged fever and mesenteric lymphadenopathy


KARADAĞ ÖNCEL E. , Ozkaya-Parlakay A., ÖZSÜREKCİ Y. , CEYHAN M. , CENGİZ A. B. , KARA A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.55, sa.4, ss.430-432, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.430-432

Özet

Tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by Francisella tularensis, a gram-negative coccobacillus that is transmitted to humans by direct contact with or ingestion of infected animal tissues, through the bite of infected arthropods, by consumption of contaminated food or water, or from inhalation of aerosolized bacteria. Presented herein is a case of a four-year-old girl who was diagnosed with glandular tularemia after presenting with prolonged fever and mesenteric lymphadenopathy. A history of contact with a rabbit was a valuable clue for the diagnosis.