Tularemia

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ehamm
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117765
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Tularemia
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2011-11-18 18:31:40
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Tularemia
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  1. Organism
    • Coccobacillus
    • Gram negtive
    • potential bioterrorism agent
    • Similar to plague
  2. Epidemiology
    • Contact with infected rabbit/tick - farmers, hunters, gardeners, etc...
    • Hx of skinning wild rabbit
    • Ticks major reservoir
  3. Pathogenesis
    • Intracellular pathogen in macrophages, multiplies in host cell cytoplasm
    • Contains 2 different secretion systems which affect virulence
  4. Manifestations
    • Local ulcer
    • systemic bacteremia
    • Can cause pneumonia
    • mortality rate 5-30%
  5. Diagnosis
    • Serology: blood titers
    • PCR
    • DFA
    • Culture on chocolate agar (not usually done)
    • Tx: streptomycin

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