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2022 Oct




An Uncommon Presentation of Pulmonary Tularemia: A Case Report and Literature Review.


Roth K, Chelikam N, Rathore H, Chittivelu S
Cureus. 2022 Oct; 14(10):e30379.
PMID: 36407204.


Francisella tularensis is a re-emerging organism causing more significant outbreaks of tularemia and fear of bioterrorism. It can be challenging to recognize tularemia due to its variable presentation, especially in low-incidence areas. Physicians must be mindful of this life-threatening infectious disease and consider it a differential diagnosis in patients with fever of unknown origin. We encountered a case of pulmonary tularemia with a unique presentation of severe headache and fever.