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Acute Q fever presenting as antiphospholipid syndrome, pneumonia, and acalculous cholecystitis and masquerading as Mycoplasma pneumoniae and hepatitis C viral infections.
Jpn J Infect Dis. 2011; 64(6):525-7.JJ

Abstract

We report a case of Q fever-related antiphospholipid syndrome in a patient presenting with acalculous cholecystitis and pneumonia. Serial laboratory tests indicated that the previous serological tests suggesting hepatitis C virus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections were false-positives. The patient's fever persisted despite treatment with doxycycline, but disappeared 1 day after initiation of steroid treatment. To avoid incorrect diagnosis and subsequent delays in appropriate treatment of Q fever patients, the possibility that Q fever can masquerade as other infections or as an autoimmune disease should be kept in mind.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung University Medical College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22116335

Citation

Lee, Chen-Hsiang, et al. "Acute Q Fever Presenting as Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Pneumonia, and Acalculous Cholecystitis and Masquerading as Mycoplasma Pneumoniae and Hepatitis C Viral Infections." Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 64, no. 6, 2011, pp. 525-7.
Lee CH, Chuah SK, Pei SN, et al. Acute Q fever presenting as antiphospholipid syndrome, pneumonia, and acalculous cholecystitis and masquerading as Mycoplasma pneumoniae and hepatitis C viral infections. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2011;64(6):525-7.
Lee, C. H., Chuah, S. K., Pei, S. N., & Liu, J. W. (2011). Acute Q fever presenting as antiphospholipid syndrome, pneumonia, and acalculous cholecystitis and masquerading as Mycoplasma pneumoniae and hepatitis C viral infections. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 64(6), 525-7.
Lee CH, et al. Acute Q Fever Presenting as Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Pneumonia, and Acalculous Cholecystitis and Masquerading as Mycoplasma Pneumoniae and Hepatitis C Viral Infections. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2011;64(6):525-7. PubMed PMID: 22116335.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acute Q fever presenting as antiphospholipid syndrome, pneumonia, and acalculous cholecystitis and masquerading as Mycoplasma pneumoniae and hepatitis C viral infections. AU - Lee,Chen-Hsiang, AU - Chuah,Seng-Kee, AU - Pei,Sung-Nan, AU - Liu,Jien-Wei, PY - 2011/11/26/entrez PY - 2011/11/26/pubmed PY - 2012/3/16/medline SP - 525 EP - 7 JF - Japanese journal of infectious diseases JO - Jpn J Infect Dis VL - 64 IS - 6 N2 - We report a case of Q fever-related antiphospholipid syndrome in a patient presenting with acalculous cholecystitis and pneumonia. Serial laboratory tests indicated that the previous serological tests suggesting hepatitis C virus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections were false-positives. The patient's fever persisted despite treatment with doxycycline, but disappeared 1 day after initiation of steroid treatment. To avoid incorrect diagnosis and subsequent delays in appropriate treatment of Q fever patients, the possibility that Q fever can masquerade as other infections or as an autoimmune disease should be kept in mind. SN - 1884-2836 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22116335/Acute_Q_fever_presenting_as_antiphospholipid_syndrome_pneumonia_and_acalculous_cholecystitis_and_masquerading_as_Mycoplasma_pneumoniae_and_hepatitis_C_viral_infections_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/522 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -