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Abstract - Pediatric Tularemia presenting with a neck mass
Serhan Küpeli, Recep Tekin

 

Pediatric Tularemia presenting with a neck mass

Serhan Küpeli1, Recep Tekin2

1Diyarbakir Children's Hospital, Pediatric Oncology Unit, Yenisehir, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

2Diyarbakir Children’s Hospital, Infectious Diseases Unit, Yenisehir, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

ABSTRACT

An eight-year-old patient admitted with a suspected neck mass who was diagnosed tularemia is presented in this report. The patient’s family was seasonal agricultural workers in a village of Yozgat province of Turkey. In admission, presenting symptoms were fever and painful neck mass in left cervical region. Tularemia was diagnosed with serologic tests and the lesion well responded to streptomycin. In patients presented with fever and neck mass, tularemia must be kept in mind in differential diagnosis and specific tests should be done especially in patients living or working in rural areas. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2011; 1(2) : 73-74

Key words: Tularemia, neck mass, childhood

Volume 01, Number 02 (2011)