Francisella tularensis Peritonitis in Stomach Cancer Patient
Published Date:Dec 2004
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 10(12):2238-2240.
Dispatch Suggested Citation For This Article: Han XY
Safdar A. Francisella Tularensis Peritonitis In Stomach Cancer Patient. Emerg Infect Dis [serial On The Internet]. 2004 Dec [date Cited]
Description:Tularemia with peritonitis developed in a 50-year-old man soon after diagnosis of stomach cancer with metastasis. The ascites grew Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica, which was identified by sequencing analysis of the 16S rDNA. The infection resolved with antimicrobial treatment. Antibodies detected 4 weeks after onset disappeared after chemotherapy-associated lymphopenia.
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