Q fever meningoencephalitis in a soldier returning from the persian gulf war

Matthew J. Dolan, Mark Ferrante

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Abstract

Acute infection with Coxiella burnetii usually results in a self-limited illness requiring a high index of clinical suspicion for diagnosis. Although headache is a common presentation of acute infection with this agent, focal neurological deficits are considered to be limited to chronic infection, most commonly caused by emboli from endocarditis. We report the case of a soldier returning from Desert Storm who presented with headache and a crescendo pattern of transient ischemic attacks and had serology consistent with an acute Q fever infection. The English-language literature on central nervous system infection caused by Coxiella burnetii is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-496
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Gulf War
Indian Ocean
Q Fever
Meningoencephalitis
Military Personnel
Headache
Infection
Coxiella burnetii
Central Nervous System Infections
Transient Ischemic Attack
Serology
Endocarditis
Embolism
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Q fever meningoencephalitis in a soldier returning from the persian gulf war. / Dolan, Matthew J.; Ferrante, Mark.

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.01.1993, p. 489-496.

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