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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    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Department of Respiratory Medicine, East Birmingham Hospital, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Disease Outbreaks
Female
Great Britain
Humans
Lung / pathology,  radiography*
Male
Middle Aged
Pneumonia / epidemiology,  radiography*
Q Fever / epidemiology,  pathology,  radiography*
Respiratory Insufficiency / radiography
Time Factors

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