Chronic Q fever-related dual-pathogen endocarditis: case series of three patients
SourceJournal of Clinical Microbiology, 49, 4, (2011), pp. 1692-1694
Article / Letter to editor
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Journal of Clinical Microbiology
SubjectN4i 2: Invasive mycoses and compromised host NCMLS 1: Infection and autoimmunity
Following Coxiella burnetii infection, there is a 1 to 5% risk of chronic Q fever. Endocarditis, mycotic aneurysm, and vascular prosthesis infection are common manifestations. We present three patients with endocarditis by C. burnetii concomitant with another bacterial pathogen. Chronic Q fever should therefore be considered in all endocarditis patients in regions where Q fever is endemic.
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