P. G. BOMAN, M.D.; A. J. BIANCO, M.D.
Until recently many observers have considered the presence of pneumonia in cases of tularemia as an intercurrent infection. Several published necropsy reports refer to more or less extensive bronchopneumonia without directly attributing it to the tularemic infection.
Permar and MacLachlan,1 in reviewing the reported fatal cases, found that 36 per cent showed pneumonia either clinically or at autopsy and that in 62.5 per cent of the autopsied cases there was diffuse pneumonic involvement. In correlating the pathological reports in published cases with their own observations they believe that tularemic pneumonia presents morphologic changes which are specific for tularemia. These morphologic
BOMAN PG, BIANCO AJ. TULAREMIC PNEUMONIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:1491–1495. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-12-1491
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(12):1491-1495.
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