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June 1929

TULAREMIA RESEMBLING SPOROTRICHOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE

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DALLAS, TEXAS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(6):918-921. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380240053006
Abstract

Tularemia may, at times, so closely resemble sporotrichosis that a differential diagnosis is impossible on clinical grounds alone. The cutaneous eruption recently observed in a patient with tularemia so definitely simulated sporotrichosis that the following report warrants recording in our dermatologic literature. Two months ago, a patient with nodular abscesses arranged in linear distribution along the dorsal surface of the forearm consulted the Dallas Medical and Surgical Clinic. At this institution a diagnosis of tularemia was made, and the case was reported to the Quarantine Division of the Dallas Board of Health. At the request of the members of this body, I saw the patient and made a tentative diagnosis of sporotrichosis or possibly an inoculation type of tuberculosis of the skin. Observation of the patient since that time, negative laboratory and therapeutic tests for sporotrichosis and a positive agglutination test for tularemia have proved the original diagnosis made at

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