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January 1986

Tularemia in Otolaryngologic PracticeAn Analysis of 127 Cases

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(1):77-80. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780010079015

• Ulceroglandular, glandular, and oropharyngeal forms of tularemia may occur in otolaryngologic patients, frequently causing diagnostic difficulties. A retrospective analysis of 127 patients with serologically proved tularemia in the head and neck region is presented with special reference to diagnostic difficulties. Short case reports of six patients are included. Difficulties seemed to appear especially in the diagnosis of glandular tularemia. Oropharyngeal tularemia is easily confused with infectious mononucleosis. A high degree of suspicion of tularemia is recommended in endemic areas.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:77-80)