Acute hepatitis associated with Q fever in a man in Greece: a case report
1 Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, laboratory of infectious diseases, AHEPA Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2 First Medical Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, AHEPA Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007, 1:154 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-1-154Published: 27 November 2007
Coxiella burnetii is the causative agent of Q fever. Q fever is a worldwide zoonosis that is responsible for various clinical manifestations. However, in Greece hepatitis due to Coxiella is rarely encountered. A case of Q fever associated with hepatitis is reported here. Diagnosis was made by specific serological investigation (enzyme-linked immunosorbent and indirect immunofluorescene assays) for Coxiella burnetii.