Acute Q fever hepatitis in Taiwan.

  title={Acute Q fever hepatitis in Taiwan.},
  author={Chin-Hsien Wu and K Y Chang and C. Soon Lee and T- J Chen},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={10 1},
We report a case of a chronic hepatitis B carrier with an episode of acute hepatitis. The patient presented with a headache, arthralgias, jaundice and fever. While the laboratory tests mimicked chronic hepatitis B with an acute exacerbation, lipogranulomatous changes seen in the liver biopsy strongly suggested the presence of Q fever. Serology testing for Coxiella burneti proved positive and the patient responded to tetracycline therapy. While previously unreported in Taiwan, Q fever is… CONTINUE READING
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