Journal Article

From Acute Q Fever to Endocarditis: Serological Follow-Up Strategy

Cécile Landais, Florence Fenollar, Franck Thuny and Didier Raoult

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 10, pages 1337-1340
Published in print May 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/515401
From Acute Q Fever to Endocarditis: Serological Follow-Up Strategy

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The serological evolution from acute Q fever to endocarditis is reported for 22 patients, with a median lag time of 3 months. From this data, we propose a follow-up strategy of serological testing at the third and sixth months after acute Q fever to obtain an early diagnosis of chronic infection.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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