Q fever (Coxiella burnetii) causing an infected thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm

Bianca L. W. Bendermacher, Arnoud Gerardus Peppelenbosch*, Jan Willem H. C. Daemen, Astrid M. L. Oude Lashof, Michael J. Jacobs

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We report a patient, which we believe is the first, with a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, Crawford type IV, caused by Q fever (Coxiella burnetii). Treatment consisted of antibiotic therapy started preoperatively and continued postoperatively and an open repair, including resection of the infected aneurysm, replacement with a rifampin-soaked polyester graft, and an ()mental wrap covering the grafts. After 13 months of follow-up, the patient had no signs of infection, and results of laboratory findings were normal. (J Vase Surg 2011;53:1402-4.)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1402-1404
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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