Chronic Q fever: Review of the literature and a proposal of new diagnostic criteria

Dutch Q fever Consensus Group, Joep Teijink

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Abstract

A review was performed to determine clinical aspects and diagnostic tools for chronic Q fever. We present a Dutch guideline based on literature and clinical experience with chronic Q fever patients in The Netherlands so far. In this guideline diagnosis is categorized as proven, possible or probable chronic infection based on serology, PCR, clinical symptoms, risk factors and diagnostic imaging. The British Infection Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-259
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Chronic Q fever
  • Coxiella burnetii
  • Endocarditis
  • Vascular infections

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