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Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Feb;28(2):494.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2013.03.022. Epub 2013 Dec 22.

Two cases with acute abdominal aneurysm and evidence of acute Q fever infection.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Electronic address: j.c.j.p.hagenaars@gmail.com.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands; Division of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, Bernhoven Hospital, Oss-Uden-Veghel, The Netherlands.
  • 4Department of Surgery, Bernhoven Hospital, Oss-Uden-Veghel, The Netherlands.
  • 5Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • 6Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
  • 7Department of Surgery, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
  • 8Department of Internal Medicine, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

Abstract

We report 2 patients with symptomatic aortic aneurysm and serologic evidence of acute Q fever with positive Coxiella burnetii PCR in blood/tissue. This suggests a role for acute Q fever in aneurysm progression. Diagnostic testing for Q fever infection in patients with symptomatic aneurysms in Q fever areas is recommended.

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