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Coxiella burnetii Infection (Q Fever)

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    Overview and Recommendations

    • Background

    • Evaluation

    • Management

  • Related Summaries

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    General Information

    • Description

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    Pathogen

    • Classification

    • Pathogenic features

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      Life cycle

      • Developmental cycle

      • Phase variation

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    Epidemiology

    • Geographic distribution

    • Incidence and prevalence

    • Risk factors

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    Host-Pathogen Interaction

    • Transmission

    • Pathogenesis

    • Immune response

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    Clinical Features

    • Overview of clinical features

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      Acute Q fever

      • Nonspecific febrile Illness

      • Pneumonia

      • Hepatitis

      • Rare manifestations

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      Chronic Q fever

      • Endocarditis

      • Vascular infection

      • Osteomyelitis

      • Chronic hepatitis

      • Other rare manifestations

    • Q fever in pregnancy

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    Diagnosis

    • Principles of diagnosis

    • Serology

    • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

    • Other testing

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    Treatment

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      Principles of treatment

      • Acute Q fever

      • Chronic Q fever

      • Q fever during pregnancy

    • Acute Q fever

    • Chronic Q fever

    • Q fever during pregnancy

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    Follow-up

    • Acute Q fever

    • Chronic Q fever

    • Q fever in pregnancy

    • post-Q fever fatigue syndrome

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    Prognosis

    • Acute Q fever

    • Chronic Q fever

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    Prevention and Infection Control

    • Community measures

    • Institutional measures

    • Immunization

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    Guidelines and Resources

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      Guidelines

      • United States guidelines

      • United Kingdom guidelines

      • European guidelines

    • Review articles

    • MEDLINE search

  • Patient Information

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    ICD Codes

    • ICD-10 codes

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    References

    • General references used

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    • Special acknowledgements

    • How to cite

Recommendations Editor
Allen Shaughnessy PharmD, M Med Ed, FCCP
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Affiliations

Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Master Teacher Fellowship, Tufts University; Massachusetts, United States

Conflicts of Interest

Dr. Shaughnessy declares no relevant financial conflicts of interest.

Deputy Editor
Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP
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Affiliations

Executive Editor, DynaMed; Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Massachusetts, United States

Conflicts of Interest

Dr. Ehrlich declares no relevant financial conflicts of interest.

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