Q fever hepatitis and endocarditis in the context of haemochromatosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2016 Nov 9;2016. Epub 2016 Nov 9.

Center for Family Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.

Hereditary haemochromatosis is associated with increased susceptibility to some infections. We report here a case of Q fever in a patient with coexistent haemochromatosis. The literature is reviewed in regard to the effect of haemochromatosis on susceptibility to infectious disease in general and Q fever in particular. Although there is documented increased risk in these patients for some infectious conditions, a specific association with Q fever has not been previously reported. The present report raises the possibility of such a clinically relevant connection.

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November 2016

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