Osteoarticular infection due to Coxiella burnetii in children.

  title={Osteoarticular infection due to Coxiella burnetii in children.},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Cottalorda and Jean Luc Jouve and G{\'e}rard Bollini and Philippe Touzet and Alain Poujol and François Kelberine and Didler Raoult},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B},
  volume={4 2},
We report three cases of chronic osteoarticular infections associated with Q fever in children. In two of them, serologic diagnosis was confirmed by direct immunofluorescence of Coxiella burnetii in the synovial and bone biopsy specimen. We suspect that bone infections due to Coxiella burnetii could be underdiagnosed because this etiology is not frequently… CONTINUE READING