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Tularemia Associated to Drinking Mountain Water Presenting with Lymphadenopathy: a Case Report

Author(s): Hakan Sarlak | Erol Arslan | Oktay Sari | Mustafa Cakar | Seref Demirbas | Umit Aydogan | Kenan Saglam

Journal: TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin
ISSN 1303-734X

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 245;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Key words: Tularemia | cervical lymphadenopathy | drinking mountain water

Tularemia is a zoonotic disease that can be passed to humans via the consumption of wild animal meat or inadequately cooked contaminated drinking water. There has been an increase in the number of observed cases in recent years. The clinical picture may vary from asymptomatic disease to septic shock. Oropharyngeal type of the disease is the most common clinical form and is associated with pharyngitis, fever and cervical lymphadenopathy (LAP). Here we present a 22-year-old female patient who developed cervical LAP after tonsillopharyngitis and was diagnosed with oropharyngeal tularemia that was determined to be related to drinking mountain water. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2012; 11(2.000): 245-247]
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