Treatment failure of gentamicin in pediatric patients with oropharyngeal tularemia


KAYA A., UYSAL İ. Ö. , GÜVEN A. S. , ENGİN A., GÜLTÜRK A., İÇAĞASIOĞLU F. D. , ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.17, no.7, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.881848
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Keywords: oropharyngeal tularemia, treatment failure, gentamicin, streptomycin, FRANCISELLA-TULARENSIS, TURKEY, FLUOROQUINOLONES, ARTHROPATHY, OUTBREAK, THERAPY, STRAINS, DISEASE, STATES

Abstract

Background: Tularemia is a zoonotic infection, and the causative agent is Francisella tularensis. A first-line therapy for treating tularemia is aminoglycosides (streptomycin or, more commonly, gentamicin), and treatment duration is typically 7 to 10 days, with longer courses for more severe cases.