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Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain (1984-2004): a hyperendemic area of Q fever.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17114693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Overall 1,261 cases of Q fever were diagnosed between 1984 and 2004 in Gipuzkoa (Basque Country, Spain). Most (75.5%) of the cases ocurred in subjects 15-45 years of age. A total of 79.5% of the cases (n = 1003) ocurred between January and June. The annual incidence for acute Q fever in Gipuzkoa was 7.7, 15.8, 9.6, and 5.7 for the periods 1984-1989, 1990-1994, 1995-1999, and 2000-2004, respectively. In 94% of the cases IgM titer was >/=1/256. The most frequent clinical manifestation was pneumonia (79%). Only two cases of chronic Q fever were detected during the 21 years studied.
M Montes; G Cilla; D Vicente; V Nieto; M Ercibengoa; E Perez-Trallero
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1078     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-20     Completed Date:  2007-01-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Microbiology Department, Donostia Hospital, P Dr. Beguiristain s/n, 20014 San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Bacterial / blood
Immunoglobulin M / blood
Middle Aged
Pneumonia, Bacterial / etiology
Q Fever / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  immunology
Spain / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Bacterial; 0/Immunoglobulin M

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