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The chest X ray in Q-fever: a report on 69 cases from the 1989 West Midlands outbreak.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1773268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute and serial chest radiographic appearances of Q-fever in a large UK outbreak in the West Midlands are described. In 69 acute films (taken within 20 days of onset of illness), 10% of films were normal. Appearances in 62 abnormal films were varied and, in contrast to some previous reports, showed no features that might distinguish Q-fever pneumonia from pneumonias of other origins. Analysis of serial films in 47 cases showed that complete radiographic resolution frequently took up to 6 months, longer than has been described previously. Initial appearances deteriorated over the first 2 weeks of radiographic surveillance in 20% of cases. No relationship was found between the extent of radiographic change and the age of the patient or the presence or absence of respiratory symptoms. Age did not affect time to resolution.
D L Smith; R Wellings; C Walker; J G Ayres; P S Burge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0007-1285     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-02     Completed Date:  1992-03-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1101-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Respiratory Medicine, East Birmingham Hospital, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Outbreaks
Great Britain
Lung / pathology,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Pneumonia / epidemiology,  radiography*
Q Fever / epidemiology,  pathology,  radiography*
Respiratory Insufficiency / radiography
Time Factors

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