Eight of 50 hospitalized cases of tularemia occurred among children. Of these 8 cases, 6 were of the ulceroglandular, 1 of the oculoglandular, and 1 of the oropharyngeal type. All presented with fever and regional adenopathy relative to the site of infection. The incidence of tularemia is greatest during rabbit hunting season since the rabbit is the most frequent source of infection. Streptomycin is the drug of choice. Therapy initiated after 2 weeks of illness may be less effective in shortening the course of disease than earlier antibiotic treatment. Recovery is usually complete without residua.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health