Case report: Q fever endocarditis

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  • Q fever endocarditis, which is seen most often in Great Britain and Australia, had been rarely observed in the United States. A patient with an eight month febrile illness who had signs and symptoms of endocarditis and serologic studies diagnostic of Q fever endocarditis is reported. A history of extensive travel makes it unclear where he originally contracted the disease. Q fever endocarditis is probably underdiagnosed and should be looked for in any case of culture negative endocarditis or chronic fever of unknown origin.
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    Author List

  • Pierce MA; Saag MS; Dismukes WE; Cobbs CG
  • Start Page

  • 104
  • End Page

  • 106
  • Volume

  • 292
  • Issue

  • 2