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Title: Tularemia in children.
Authors: Celebi, Solmaz
Hacimustafaoglu, Mustafa
Gedikoglu, Suna
Issue Date: 19-Nov-2008
Citation: Celebi S, Hacimustafaoglu M, Gedikoglu S. Tularemia in children. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2008 Nov; 75(11): 1129-32
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Tularemia, an infection caused by the coccobacilus Francisella tularensis, can be a difficult disease process to diagnose and treat. The aim of this study was to evaluate an epidemic of tularemia in Bursa. METHODS: In this study, we included only pediatric cases. All the cases were diagnosed on clinical and serological grounds. RESULTS: During an epidemic of tularemia in a village of Bursa on December 2004, 70 people (60 adults, 10 children) fell ill. In children with tularemia, the oropharyngeal form predominated which was diagnosed 70% of cases. Most of the patients (80%) who had older than 10 years old, were treated with doxycycline. All patients recovered without complications. CONCLUSION: The epidemic was thought to be waterborne. The vehicle of the infections was inadequately treated water which was used by the patient in the village.
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