Accession Number:

AD0630731

Title:

THE PROBLEM OF TULAREMIA IN CHILDREN,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Children of various ages become ill with tularemia. A one year old child was observed. A thorough vaccination program among children is necessary in those regions where tularemia is prevalent. Together with the seriously and medium grave forms of tularemia, ambulatory forms are encountered which can be diagnosed mainly on the basis of an allergic test with tularin. The clinical picture of the anginous-glandular form of tularemia in children has unique features that allow the correct establishment of a diagnosis in the first days of the disease, prior to the development of a positive biological test. Streptomycin is recommended as an effective preparation in the treatment of tularemia in children.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE