Q fever osteoarticular infection: four new cases and a review of the literature

@article{Landais2007QFO,
  title={Q fever osteoarticular infection: four new cases and a review of the literature},
  author={C{\'e}cile Landais and Florence F{\'e}nollar and Amalia Constantin and C{\'e}cile Cazorla and C. Guilyardi and Hubert L{\'e}pidi and Andreas Stein and Jean Marc Rolain and Didier Raoult},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={341-347}
}
Q fever is a worldwide-occurring zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii. Better knowledge of the disease and of evolving diagnostics can enable recognition of unusual manifestations. Reported here are four cases of Q fever osteoarticular infections in adults: two cases of Q fever tenosynovitis, which represent the first two reports of this infection, and two cases of Q fever spondylodiscitis complicated by paravertebral abscess. In addition, the literature is reviewed on the 15 previously… CONTINUE READING