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): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00276.x
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.



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