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

ArticleinInfectious Diseases 38(11-12):1119-22 · February 2006with13 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.50 · 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.