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Spontaneous splenic rupture: a rare complication of Q fever in Australia

Amanda J Wade, Tim Walker, Eugene Athan and Andrew J Hughes
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (7): 364.
Published online: 3 April 2006

To the Editor: Q fever is a serious disease caused by Coxiella burnetii, and usually occurs in people exposed to livestock. In Australia, acute Q fever generally manifests as nonspecific febrile illness. We report a case of spontaneous splenic rupture as a complication of acute Q fever acquired in Australia.

  • Amanda J Wade
  • Tim Walker
  • Eugene Athan
  • Andrew J Hughes

  • Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC.

Correspondence: ajwade@ausdoctors.net

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