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Fievre Q: une zoonose souvent méconnue [Q fever, a zoonosis often overlooked].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Q fever is a zoonosis caused by an intracellular Gram-negative bacteria, Coxiella burnetii. Animals are the main reservoir and transmission to men generally is occurring by inhalation of contaminated aerosols. Acute Q fever generally is benign and usually resolves spontaneously. When symptomatic, the clinical presentation typically includes one of the following three syndromes: a flu-like illness, a granulomatous hepatitis or an atypical pneumonia. Individuals presenting risk factors such as patients with valvular heart diseases and vascular prostheses, as well as pregnant women and immuno-suppressed patients represent a population at risk of chronic infection, with endocarditis as the most common clinical form.
Animals, Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use, Doxycycline/therapeutic use, Enzyme Inhibitors/therapeutic use, Humans, Hydroxychloroquine/therapeutic use, Q Fever/diagnosis, Q Fever/drug therapy, Zoonoses
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