Case Report

A Rarely Seen Infection in Emergency Departments: Tularemia, Which Can Cause Outbreak


  • Umut Gülaçtı
  • Uğur Lök
  • Cemal Üstün
  • Metin Ateşçelik
  • Mehtap Gürger
  • Muhammet Yanılmaz

Received Date: 11.07.2013 Accepted Date: 23.09.2013 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2014;13(2):92-94

Tularemia is a zoonotic bacterial infectious disease; its causative agent is Francisella tularensis. Tularemia can lead to outbreaks. The infection may cause severe complications from cutaneous ulceration and regional lymphadenopathies on the transmitting area of the body to fever, pneumonia, or sepsis. Due to the difficulty of diagnosis, tularemia should be considered in the differential diagnosis; otherwise, it can be missed easily. Tularemia should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of patients with sore throat, lymphadenopathy, and neck mass. If not diagnosed timely and treated adequately, it can lead to mortality.

Keywords: Tularemia, neck mass, sore throat, outbreaks