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August 1985

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Secondary to Tularemia Pneumonia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri— Columbia (Drs Sunderrajan and Hutton), and the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital, Columbia (Dr Marienfeld).

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(8):1435-1437. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360080109016

• 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)

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