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July 24, 1937

ROENTGEN STUDY OF A NONFATAL CASE OF BILATERAL TULAREMIC PNEUMONIA TREATED WITH SPECIFIC SERUM

Author Affiliations

University, Va.

From the Departments of Internal Medicine and Roentgenology, University of Virginia Hospital.

JAMA. 1937;109(4):264-265. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.92780300001009
Abstract

The clinical and roentgenologic aspects of the pulmonary manifestations of tularemia have been discussed by us in previous communications.1 In our series of thirty-five unselected cases of tularemia, four of the seven patients with proved consolidation survived the illness. Tularemic pneumonia seemed more frequent and less fatal than previously recorded. However, the process has been unilateral in the nonfatal cases reported. In the present instance the patient recovered from bilateral tularemic pneumonia after administration of antitularense serum. The pulmonary changes in this case have been studied over a period of two years by twenty-nine roentgenograms.

REPORT OF CASE  A Negro, aged 43, a gardener, was admitted to the hospital Nov. 1, 1934, in the afternoon in a semicomatose condition. He had been well until about two weeks previously, when a severe continuous headache, a cough and a

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