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First case of Q fever endocarditis in Croatia and a short review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20977118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a 70-year-old man from Dalmatia, Croatia, with a history of prolonged high fever diagnosed as Q fever endocarditis. As far as we know, this is the first case of chronic Q fever in Croatia. The treatment was started as for culture-negative endocarditis, but was without clinical response. After significantly high anti-phase I IgG plus IgA antibodies titers to Coxiella burnetii were shown, the initial treatment with doxycycline was changed and ciprofloxacin was started with good clinical response.
Drazen Zekanović; Miro Morović; Marina Nekić Borcilo; Oktavija Daković Rode
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-27     Completed Date:  2010-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1135-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Zadar General Hospital, Zadar, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Ciprofloxacin / administration & dosage
Doxycycline / administration & dosage
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Hydroxychloroquine / therapeutic use
Q Fever / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
118-42-3/Hydroxychloroquine; 564-25-0/Doxycycline; 85721-33-1/Ciprofloxacin

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