Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rabbit Fever Underlying Cause

Tularemia is caused by an infection with the bacteria, Francisella tularensis, which is present in insects and wild animals.

Rabbit Fever Types

There are five types of tularemia:

  • Ulceroglandular tularemia::
  • Glandular tularemia::
    • Causes inflammation of the lymph glands
  • Oculoglandular tularemia::
    • Causes inflammation of the eyes and lymph nodes
  • Oropharyngeal tularemia::
    • Causes inflammation of the throat and tonsils
  • Typhoidal tularemia::
    • Causes a severe infection that results in sepsis

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Last Updated: Aug 21, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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