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Chronic Q fever endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7426149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Eight patients with chronic Q fever endocarditis were treated with tetracycline for up to 40 months. In addition, five of these patients received co-trimoxazole. Six patients had prosthetic valves. Two patients who had Q fever endocarditis on their native valves required valve replacement because of haemodynamic difficulties: in only one did the Q fever endocarditis contribute to the haemodynamic difficulty. One patient died. It is suggested that medical treatment is continued until clinically and haematologically there is no evidence of endocarditis and the Q fever phase 1 antibody titre is less than 200. No recurrence of Q fever endocarditis has been detected in three of our patients who have now stopped treatment.
Authors:
M P Varma; A A Adgey; J H Connolly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1980 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-26     Completed Date:  1981-01-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  695-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis
Chronic Disease
Coxiella / immunology
Drug Combinations
Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy*,  surgery
Female
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Q Fever / drug therapy*,  immunology,  surgery
Sulfamethoxazole / therapeutic use
Tetracycline / therapeutic use
Trimethoprim / therapeutic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Bacterial; 0/Drug Combinations; 60-54-8/Tetracycline; 723-46-6/Sulfamethoxazole; 738-70-5/Trimethoprim
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