Tularemia with vesicular skin lesions may be mistaken for infection with herpes viruses

Carrie L. Byington, Jeffrey M. Bender, Krow Ampofo, Andrew T. Pavia, Kent Korgenski, Judy Daly, John C. Christenson, Elisabeth Adderson

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Abstract

The original reports of human infection with Francisella tularensis noted vesicular skin rash as a manifestation. We present 2 cases of tularemia initially diagnosed as herpes simplex or varicella zoster infection. Clinicians must recognize the cutaneous manifestations of tularemia and be able to distinguish these from lesions seen with herpes viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e4-e6
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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