Q fever: a rare but potentially life-threatening zoonotic disease.
Q fever can present as a fever of unknown aetiology and can be challenging to diagnose because of the rare incidence. It can present as an acute illness with manifestations, including influenza-like symptoms, hepatitis, pneumonia or chronic disease involving the cardiovascular system. We present a case of a 39-year-old woman in the USA, who developed acute Q fever with associated sepsis and severe hepatitis. She received treatment with recovery from acute infection but currently has symptoms of post Q fever syndrome.
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Mahajan, P., Pant, K., & Majdizadeh, S. (2021). Q fever: a rare but potentially life-threatening zoonotic disease. BMJ case reports, 14(2), e237155. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2020-237155
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Fellows and Residents