Monday 1 February 2010
Definition: Coxiella burnetii is the infectious agent of the Q fever, a zoonotic infection.
Two forms of the disease have been described: an acute form with pneumonia, hepatitis or a flu-like syndrome; and a chronic form in which endocarditis is the most frequent clinical expression.
Histopathology of a granulomatous lobular panniculitis in acute Q fever: a case report. Soulard R, Souraud J, Landais C, Le Hemon A, Gaillard T, Fouet B. J Cutan Pathol. 2009 Sep 14. PMID: #19751228#