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Q fever in military and paramilitary personnel in conflict zones: Case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23218785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present the case of a 44-year-old civilian security officer medically evacuated from Iraq with acalculous cholecystitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome and subsequently found to have acute Q fever. The presenting features of Q fever in military and related personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are reviewed and the use of PCR in early diagnosis of Q fever is discussed. The atypical presentation in this case encourages clinicians to have a low threshold for considering Q fever as part of the differential diagnosis in soldiers and related personnel returning from these areas of high endemicity.
Authors:
B White; T Brooks; R A Seaton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Travel medicine and infectious disease     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-0442     ISO Abbreviation:  Travel Med Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230758     Medline TA:  Travel Med Infect Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Brownlee Centre, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow G12 0YN, United Kingdom. Electronic address: bwhite@nhs.net.
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