Version of Record online: 29 JUL 2010
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Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 318–320, May/June 2011
How to Cite
Treat, J. R., Hess, S. D., McGowan, K. L., Yan, A. C. and Kovarik, C. L. (2011), Ulceroglandular Tularemia. Pediatric Dermatology, 28: 318–320. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01204.x
- Issue online: 25 MAY 2011
- Version of Record online: 29 JUL 2010
Abstract: A 14-year-old boy presented with fevers and nonspecific flulike symptoms, as well as an enlarging ulcerated plaque involving the upper back, lymphadenopathy, and bilateral pulmonary nodules. Bacterial cultures of ulcer tissue grew Francisella tularensis on enriched chocolate agar plates. Making the diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion, and communication with the laboratory to successfully and safely culture these highly pathogenic bacteria is imperative.