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J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2011 Oct;9(10):806-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2011.07670.x. Epub 2011 Apr 19.

Ulceroglandular tularemia.

[Article in English, German]

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Department of Dermatology, Tübingen University Hospital, Germany.


An increasing number of patients with the zoonosis tularemia have been reported in the last few years in Europe. Tularemia can be divided into different forms depending on its appearance. Tularemia must be considered in the differential diagnosis of diseases that present with an ulcer and regional lymphadenopathy. The diagnosis can be confirmed by culturing Francisella tularensis. With effective antibiotic intervention, the prognosis is favorable. Typically tularemia develops after outdoor activities; it is generally transferred by blood-sucking arthropods from infected wild animals to humans.

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