Q Fever Endocarditis in the United States

Apoor S. Gami, Vera S. Antonios, Rodney L. Thompson, Hari P. Chaliki, Naser M. Ammash

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Abstract

Infections due to Coxiella burnetii, the causative organism of Q fever, are extremely rare in North America. Endocarditis due to the organism has an unusual presentation and poses echocardiographic and laboratory challenges in establishing a diagnosis. We describe the presentation and clinical course of a 40-year-old American man with Q fever endocarditis and briefly discuss the salient issues regarding this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2004

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    Gami, A. S., Antonios, V. S., Thompson, R. L., Chaliki, H. P., & Ammash, N. M. (2004). Q Fever Endocarditis in the United States. Mayo Clinic proceedings, 79(2), 253-257. https://doi.org/10.4065/79.2.253