Oculoglandular tularemia: A case report Yasemin Altuner Torun 1, Mustafa Öztürk 2, Dilek Ulubaş 3, Fatmagül Başarslan 4, Vefik Arica 4 1 - Kayseri Education and Research Hospital, Pediatric Hematology Clinic, Kayseri, Turkey 2 - University of Erciyes, Medical Faculty, Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, Kayseri, Turkey 3 - Ankara Dışkapı Children Hospital, Pediatric Clinics, Ankara, Turkey 4 - University of Mustafa Kemal, Medical Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Hatay, Turkey
Dicle Med J 2012; 39(1):114-116 ICID: 987132
Article type: Case report
IC™ Value: 1.80
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Tularemia is an infection disease caused by Francisella
tularensis. It is primarily a zoonosis, affecting mainly
the rodents, which can serve as a reservoir for the microorganism.
The transmission to human usually occurs
through several ways such as a bite of the vectors, by
handling an infected carcass or by taking in a contaminated
food orally. There are seven clinical forms of the
disease that makes up of depending on the body entrance.
The ulceroglandular form is the most frequently
encountered manifestation but those at least seen is the
oculoglandular form. Tularemia may cause outbreaks in
many part of the world. Small epidemics were reported
from the Marmara and the Black Sea regions of Turkey.
The adolesan case was presented with upper cervical
lymphadenopathy and orbital swelling. It was diagnosed
as tularemia by the positivity of the tularemia microaglutination
test, and treated by streptomycin. We aimed to
share in such as a rare case to refresh our knowledge and
consideration at all