Coxiella Burnetii Endocarditis In A Patient With Mycotic Cerebral Aneurysms

Authors

  • Souhayla Souaf Khalafi Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Santiago de Compostela, Spain https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6832-1386
  • José Andrés Donoso Mera Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Santiago de Compostela, Spain https://orcid.org/0009-0002-9703-441X
  • Pablo Manuel Varela García Division of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Agel Luis Fernández González Department of Surgery and Medico-Surgical Specialities, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1307-8221

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.378

Keywords:

Coxiella burneti, Endocarditis, Q fever, Mycotic aneurism

Abstract

Q fever is an ubiquitous zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii, an intracellular bacterium that can produce acute or chronic infections in humans. These forms are characterized by different evolution, serological profile and treatment that must be very long to achieve a cure in chronic forms. However, the serological profile for diagnosis and the real value of serology for predicting outcome are controversial, and management dilemmas for many patients with Q fever infection are continuously emerging. In this case report, we present a 20-year-old man from Nicaragua who worked as a farmer with a culture-negative infective endocarditis who presented with a mycotic aneurysm. The present report reviews the clinical presentation and diagnosis of Q fever IE.

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09-02-2024

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Souaf Khalafi S, Donoso Mera JA, Varela García PM, Fernández González AL. Coxiella Burnetii Endocarditis In A Patient With Mycotic Cerebral Aneurysms. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2024 Feb. 9 [cited 2024 Feb. 28];30(4):59-62. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/378

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