Other Names for this Disease
- Francisella tularensis infection
- Deerfly fever
- Rabbit fever
- Pahvant Valley plague
- Ohara disease
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The goal of treatment is to cure the infection with antibiotics. Streptomycin and tetracycline are commonly used to treat this infection. Once daily gentamycin treatment has been tried with excellent results as an alternative therapy to streptomycin. However, only a few cases have been studied to date. Tetracycline and Chloramphenicol can be used alone, but they are not considered a first-line treatment.
Last updated: 5/10/2010
- Dugdale DC, Vyas JM. Tularemia. MedlinePlus. 2009; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000856.htm. Accessed 5/10/2010.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Tularemia. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.