Q fever in military and paramilitary personnel in conflict zones: Case report and review

B. White*, Timothy Brooks, R. A. Seaton

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    Abstract

    We present the case of a 44-year-old civilian security officer medically evacuated from Iraq with acalculous cholecystitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome and subsequently found to have acute Q fever. The presenting features of Q fever in military and related personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are reviewed and the use of PCR in early diagnosis of Q fever is discussed. The atypical presentation in this case encourages clinicians to have a low threshold for considering Q fever as part of the differential diagnosis in soldiers and related personnel returning from these areas of high endemicity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)134-137
    Number of pages4
    JournalTravel Medicine and Infectious Disease
    Volume11
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

    Keywords

    • Acalculous cholecystitis
    • Coxiella burnetii
    • Guillain-Barré syndrome

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