Acute Q fever: first case report in Taiwan.

J. H. Wang, Y. H. Wang, D. L. Cheng, Y. C. Liu, M. Y. Yen, Y. S. Chen

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Abstract

A 70-year-old retired fisherman presented with fever, chills and headache for four days. The clinical presentation was mild, including a self-limiting fever, pneumonia and elevated liver enzyme levels. Acute Q fever was proved by a four-fold rise of phase II IgG antibodies. Interestingly, the man denied any animal contact or travelling over the past year. This case may suggest that Q fever should be added to the list of differential diagnoses for acute febrile disease in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)917-919
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
Volume92
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1993
Externally publishedYes

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    Wang, J. H., Wang, Y. H., Cheng, D. L., Liu, Y. C., Yen, M. Y., & Chen, Y. S. (1993). Acute Q fever: first case report in Taiwan. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi, 92(10), 917-919.