Chronic Q Fever Diagnosis—Consensus Guideline versus Expert Opinion

  title={Chronic Q Fever Diagnosis—Consensus Guideline versus Expert Opinion},
  author={Linda M. Kampschreur and Marjolijn C. A. Wegdam-Blans and Peter Cornelis Wever and Nicole H. M. Renders and Corine E. Delsing and Tom Sprong and Marjo E.E. van Kasteren and Henk A Bijlmer and Daan W. Notermans and Jan Jelrik Oosterheert and Frans S. Stals and Marrigje H. Nabuurs-Franssen and Chantal P. Bleeker-Rovers},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Chronic Q fever, caused by Coxiella burnetii, has high mortality and morbidity rates if left untreated. Controversy about the diagnosis of this complex disease has emerged recently. We applied the guideline from the Dutch Q Fever Consensus Group and a set of diagnostic criteria proposed by Didier Raoult to all 284 chronic Q fever patients included in the Dutch National Chronic Q Fever Database during 2006–2012. Of the patients who had proven cases of chronic Q fever by the Dutch guideline, 46… CONTINUE READING
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