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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0120102690.
Published online 2010 August 3. doi:  10.1136/bcr.01.2010.2690
PMCID: PMC3027725
Reminder of important clinical lesson

Q fever: a case with a vascular infection complication


The most common clinical presentation of chronic Q fever is endocarditis with infections of aneurysms or vascular prostheses being the second most common presentation. Here, the authors report a case of vascular chronic Q fever. In this patient, a renal artery aneurysm was discovered by abdominal and pelvic CT during a systematic investigation to identify predisposing factors to chronic Q fever because of high antibody titres in a patient with valve disease.

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