Acute Q fever with Hemophagocytic Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review

Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 1.5). 02/2006; 38(11-12):1119-22. DOI: 10.1080/00365540600684405
Source: PubMed


Hemophagocytic syndrome is a rare complication of acute Q fever. We reported the case of 26-year-old man with fever, chills, severe headache, non-productive cough and progressive thrombocytopenia. Bone marrow aspirate revealed hemophagocytosis. We discussed the differences among the three previous reported cases and the possible mechanisms of hemophagocytic syndrome.

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