Treatment of Tularemia in Patient with Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease
Published Date:May 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(5):771-773.
Chronic Graft-versus-host Disease
Francisella Tularensis Ssp. Holarctica
Graft Vs Host Disease
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Description:We describe a case of human tularemia caused by Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica in a stem cell transplant recipient with chronic graft-versus-host disease who was receiving levofloxacin prophylaxis. The infection was characterized by pneumonia with septic complications. The patient was successfully treated with doxycycline.
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