Cavitary pneumonia associated with tularemia

Chest. 1978 Mar;73(3):426-7. doi: 10.1378/chest.73.3.426.


A wide range of microorganisms has been associated with cavitary pneumonia and pulmonary abscess. We present a case of serologically documented tularemia in an animal-hide handler who demonstrated multiple pulmonary infiltrates with cavitation. Inclusion of tularemia in the differential diagnosis of cavitary pneumonia in patients with exposure to animals is emphasized.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis*
  • Lung Diseases, Parasitic / pathology
  • Male
  • Pneumonia / diagnosis
  • Tularemia / diagnosis*
  • Tularemia / pathology