Acute Q fever with jaundice and pleuritis refractory to doxycycline or levofloxacin monotherapy: A case report

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Q fever, caused by Coxiella burnetii, is an emergent infectious disease in Taiwan. Major clinical presentations of indigenous cases of acute Q fever were acute febrile illness and hepatitis. Here, we report a case of acute Q fever complicated with mild jaundice and pleuritis. He did not respond well to doxycycline or levofloxacin initially, but recovered subsequently with adjuvant steroid therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine of Taiwan
Volume18
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1

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Q Fever
Pleurisy
Levofloxacin
Doxycycline
Jaundice
Coxiella burnetii
Taiwan
Hepatitis
Communicable Diseases
Fever
Steroids
Therapeutics

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  • Internal Medicine

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