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A case of Q fever acquired in Sweden and isolation of the probable ethiological agent, Coxiella burnetii from an indigenous source.

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Source
Scand J Infect Dis. 2000;32(6):605-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
2000
Author
S. Rustscheff
L. Norlander
A. Macellaro
A. Sjöstedt
S. Vene
M. Carlsson
Author Affiliation
Department of Internal Medicine, Värnamo General Hospital, Sweden.
Source
Scand J Infect Dis. 2000;32(6):605-7
Date
2000
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Animals
Anti-Bacterial Agents - therapeutic use
Coxiella burnetii - isolation & purification
DNA, Bacterial - analysis
Diagnosis, Differential
Doxycycline - therapeutic use
Electrophoresis, Agar Gel
Housing, Animal
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Poaceae - microbiology
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Q Fever - diagnosis - drug therapy - transmission
Sweden
Abstract
Serologically verified indigenous Q fever is described in a 52-y-old male, who presented with persistent fever, muscle and joint pain, headache and non-purulent cough. Institution of doxycycline resulted in prompt recovery. Coxiella burnetii was isolated from mouldy hay in a barn. The strain differs from previously isolated ones in Sweden.
PubMed ID
11200368 View in PubMed
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