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      Category : Health Centers > Respiratory System (Lungs and Breathing)


Alternate Names : Rabbit Fever

Tularemia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the disease?

Early treatment of tularemia with antibiotics is vital. For severe cases, hospitalization is necessary to provide intravenous fluids, breathing treatments, and any other needed help. Surgery to drain lesions or lymph nodes may also be necessary.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Side effects vary with the specific antibiotic. Antibiotics can cause stomach upset, allergic reaction, and rash. Surgery poses a risk of bleeding, infection, and allergic reaction to the anesthesia.

What happens after treatment for the disease?

Outcome after treatment will depend on the extent of illness. A person may recover quickly from tularemia and need no further treatment. If the infection is extensive, surgery and recovery may require more time.

How is the disease monitored?

A person who is diagnosed with tularemia should monitor symptoms closely. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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Author: Danielle Zerr, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 04/11/01

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