Author(s): Celik T, Kosker M, Kirboga K
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Abstract We report an unusual case of tularemia involving pseudoptosis associated with deterioration of the lymphatic drainage system extending from the upper eyelid to the preauricular lymph nodes. A 16-week pregnant patient was admitted with an absess on the neck, preauricular lymphadenopathy, and pseudoptosis on the left side. The micro-agglutination test was positive for Francisella tularensis antibody at a titer of 1/200. The absess was surgically drained and oral cefuroxime was given for 6 weeks. Two weeks after drainage, the pseudoptosis improved due to the recovery of lymphatic drainage system of the eyelid and remission of the absess on the neck. Our case report contributes to the medical literature on tularemia during pregnancy and informs healthcare professionals on the management of the infection in such cases.
This article was published in Infection
and referenced in Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy