Constrictive pericarditis due to Coxiella burnetii.

  title={Constrictive pericarditis due to Coxiella burnetii.},
  author={Victor Bautista-Hernandez and Francisco Guti{\'e}rrez and Victor Glenn Ray and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Arribas and Julio Garc{\'i}a-Puente and Norberto Casinello and Ram{\'o}n Arcas},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={78 1},
Q fever is characterized by its clinical polymorphism. Cardiac involvement in acute Q fever is rare. We report a case of pleuro-pericarditis that rapidly evolved to pericardial constriction during an acute episode of Coxiella burnetii infection. Constrictive pericarditis was confirmed by hemodynamic measurements, echocardiography, and magnetic resonance. Indirect immunofluorescence assay revealed positive serology for acute Q fever. The patient underwent a successful pericardiectomy and was… CONTINUE READING

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