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Skin manifestations of tularemia: a study of 88 cases in northern Finland during 16 years (1967-1983).
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PMID:  6084923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
88 tularemia patients with secondary skin manifestations seen in northern Finland during 1967-1983 are described in this paper. Tularemia was ulceroglandular in 57% and pulmonary in 27% of the patients. 68% of the patients were women. The most common secondary skin manifestation was papular or vesicopapular eruption which was seen in 42% of the patients. Erythema nodosum either alone or in combination with some other skin eruption was encountered in 28% and erythema multiforme in 9% of the patients. Erythema nodosum was seen more often in patients with pulmonary tularemia than in other types of the disease (p less than 0.01). The clinical pictures of erythema nodosum and erythema multiforme caused by tularemia greatly resembled those caused by Yersinia. Tularemia should be remembered as one possible triggering factor of erythema nodosum and erythema multiforme.
H Syrjälä; J Karvonen; A Salminen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermato-venereologica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0001-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Derm. Venereol.     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-10     Completed Date:  1985-04-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370310     Medline TA:  Acta Derm Venereol     Country:  SWEDEN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  513-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Erythema Multiforme / etiology
Erythema Nodosum / etiology
Retrospective Studies
Skin / pathology
Skin Diseases / etiology*
Time Factors
Tularemia / complications*,  epidemiology,  pathology

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