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J Infect. 2012 Mar;64(3):247-59. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2011.12.014. Epub 2011 Dec 23.

Chronic Q fever: review of the literature and a proposal of new diagnostic criteria.

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Department of Medical Microbiology, Laboratory for Pathology and Medical Microbiology (PAMM), Veldhoven, The Netherlands. M.Wegdam@pamm.nl

Abstract

A review was performed to determine clinical aspects and diagnostic tools for chronic Q fever. We present a Dutch guideline based on literature and clinical experience with chronic Q fever patients in The Netherlands so far. In this guideline diagnosis is categorized as proven, possible or probable chronic infection based on serology, PCR, clinical symptoms, risk factors and diagnostic imaging.

PMID:
22226692
DOI:
10.1016/j.jinf.2011.12.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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