E. BUIST WELLS, M.D.; CLIFFORD TILLMAN, M.D.
Rupture of the spleen as one of the manifestations or complications of tularemia apparently has rarely if ever before been encountered. A thorough search of the literature reveals no recorded instance of this nature. A patient was recently observed at Vanderbilt University Hospital in whom this condition was found at autopsy following a clinical course in which the exact diagnosis remained obscure. Because of its unusual nature a report of this case seems justified.
History. A 41 year old white male farmer was admitted to the medical service of Vanderbilt University Hospital on December 18, 1944 with
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WELLS EB, TILLMAN C. RUPTURE OF THE SPLEEN DUE TO TULAREMIA: REPORT OF A CASE(RUPTURE OF THE SPLEEN DUE TO TULAREMIA: REPORT OF A CASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1946;25:852–859. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-5-852
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(5):852-859.
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