Q fever is a worldwide zoonosis, caused by Coxiella burnetii, that can be easily diagnosed in its usual clinical presentation. However, Q fever may mimic systemic autoimmune and inflammatory disorders making its recognition very challenging. We present a case of acute Q fever presenting in a patient with latent undiagnosed. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): diagnostic challenges, potential pitfalls and therapeutic issues encountered in the management of this patient were presented and discussed.
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Acute Q fever posing a diagnostic dilemma: a case report
Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine 2015; 1 (4): e177
Published online: 22 Dec 2015
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