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Coxiella burnetii

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.

Pathology

- Q fever

References

- 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