A Q fever case mimicking Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Karabay, O.; Gozdas, H. T.; Ozturk, G.; Tuna, N.; Utku, A. C.
October 2011
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2011, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p418
Academic Journal
Coxiella burnetii is the bacterium that causes Q fever. Human infection is mainly transmitted from cattle, goats and sheep. The disease is usually self-limited. Pneumonia and hepatitis are the most common clinical manifestations. In this study, we present a case of Q fever from the western part of Turkey mimicking Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in terms of clinical and laboratory findings.


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