A rare local granulomatous complication of Q fever vaccination

Alan E Mills, Vince Murdolo and Stephen P Webb
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (3): 166. || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05479.x
Published online: 4 August 2003
  • Alan E Mills1
  • Vince Murdolo2
  • Stephen P Webb3

  • 1 Dorevitch Pathology, Bendigo, VIC.
  • 2 Pathology Department, Bendigo Hospital, Bendigo, VIC.
  • 3 Charlton Medical Centre, Charlton, VIC.



We are extremely grateful to general practitioners Dr O Shaw and Dr P Brady for providing clinical information on two of the cases. Our sincere thanks for advice and encouragement are also due to Professor B P Marmion (Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide), Dr K Taylor and Dr S Tobin (Victorian Health Department, Melbourne), and Dr N Formica (Medical Director, CSL, Melbourne).

  • 1. Marmion BP. Q fever: your questions answered. Sydney: Medimedia, 1999: 4-22.
  • 2. Ackland JR, Worswick DA, Marmion BP. Vaccine prophylaxis of Q fever. A follow-up study of the efficacy of Q-Vax (CSL) 1985–1990. Med J Aust 1994; 160: 704-708.
  • 3. Higgins EM, Salisbury JR, Du Vivier AW. Subcutaneous sarcoidosis. Clin Exp Dermatol 1993; 18: 65-66.


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