Q Fever Endocarditis in the United States

Apoor S. Gami, Vera S. Antonios, Rodney L. Thompson, Hari P. Chaliki, Naser M. Ammash

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Infections due to Coxiella burnetii, the causative organism of Q fever, are extremely rare in North America. Endocarditis due to the organism has an unusual presentation and poses echocardiographic and laboratory challenges in establishing a diagnosis. We describe the presentation and clinical course of a 40-year-old American man with Q fever endocarditis and briefly discuss the salient issues regarding this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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