[Acute Q Fever: 35 cases in Castilla-La Mancha]

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2004 May;22(5):292-4. doi: 10.1016/s0213-005x(04)73089-x.
[Article in Spanish]

Abstract

We report 35 sporadic cases of acute Q fever diagnosed in the area of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). Diagnosis was based on a fourfold or greater rise in specific antibody titer. The mean age of the patients was 33 years and the male/female ratio was 2.5. Seventeen patients had hepatitis, 9 had pneumonia, 8 had isolated fever and 1 had myocarditis. An underlying disease was more frequent among patients with pneumonia.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic / microbiology
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Comorbidity
  • Dairy Products / microbiology
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Food Contamination
  • Food Microbiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Q Fever / drug therapy
  • Q Fever / epidemiology*
  • Q Fever / transmission
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Spain / epidemiology

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents