• Three patients with tularemia pneumonia developed adult respiratory distress syndrome and required positive end-expiratory pressure for adequate oxygenation. Rapid improvement was noted following appropriate antibiotic therapy, and mechanical ventilation was successfully discontinued after six to eight days.
(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1435-1437)
Sunderrajan EV, Hutton J, Marienfeld RD. Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Secondary to Tularemia Pneumonia. Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(8):1435-1437. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360080109016