Unusual aspects of acute Q fever-associated hepatitis

S. H. Yale, P. C. De Groen, J. D. Tooson, P. J. Kurtin

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Abstract

We describe a 37-year-old farmer with a 3-week history of fevers and hepatitis, in whom Q fever was diagnosed. The diagnosis was based on the findings of characteristic 'ring' granulomas on a bone marrow biopsy specimen and confirmed by complement-fixation antibody tests to Coxiella burnetii. Unusual aspects of this case included (1) relatively low complement-fixation antibody titers, (2) prolonged prothrombin time, (3) false-positive results of a serologic test for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and (4) ring granulomas that progressed to atypical granulomas in biopsy specimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-773
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume69
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1994

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Q Fever
Granuloma
Hepatitis
X-Linked Combined Immunodeficiency Diseases
Coxiella burnetii
Biopsy
Complement Fixation Tests
Antibodies
Prothrombin Time
Serologic Tests
Fever
Bone Marrow
HIV

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Yale, S. H., De Groen, P. C., Tooson, J. D., & Kurtin, P. J. (1994). Unusual aspects of acute Q fever-associated hepatitis. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 69(8), 769-773.

Unusual aspects of acute Q fever-associated hepatitis. / Yale, S. H.; De Groen, P. C.; Tooson, J. D.; Kurtin, P. J.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 69, No. 8, 1994, p. 769-773.

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Yale, SH, De Groen, PC, Tooson, JD & Kurtin, PJ 1994, 'Unusual aspects of acute Q fever-associated hepatitis', Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 769-773.
Yale SH, De Groen PC, Tooson JD, Kurtin PJ. Unusual aspects of acute Q fever-associated hepatitis. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 1994;69(8):769-773.
Yale, S. H. ; De Groen, P. C. ; Tooson, J. D. ; Kurtin, P. J. / Unusual aspects of acute Q fever-associated hepatitis. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 1994 ; Vol. 69, No. 8. pp. 769-773.
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