alexa Q fever (Coxiella burnetii) causing an infected thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health

Author(s): Bendermacher BL, Peppelenbosch AG, Daemen JW, Oude Lashof AM, Jacobs MJ

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Abstract We report a patient, which we believe is the first, with a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, Crawford type IV, caused by Q fever (Coxiella burnetii). Treatment consisted of antibiotic therapy started preoperatively and continued postoperatively and an open repair, including resection of the infected aneurysm, replacement with a rifampin-soaked polyester graft, and an omental wrap covering the grafts. After 13 months of follow-up, the patient had no signs of infection, and results of laboratory findings were normal. Copyright © 2011 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved. This article was published in J Vasc Surg and referenced in Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health

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