Coxiella buvnetii infection of an aortic graft with multiple vertebral body erosion

M.E. O'Donnell, N. Manshani, Conall McCaughey, C. Soong, B. Lee

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Abstract

Q fever is caused by Coxiella burnetii and often has an insidious clinical presentation. We describe a rare case of Q fever infection of an aortic graft presenting with pyrexia and constant severe midlumbar pain due to erosion of multiple vertebral bodies. After successful treatment with graft resection and extra-anatomic vascular reconstruction, the patient continues on lifelong antibiotic therapy. We also present regional Q fever epidemiologic data together with a review of all previously documented cases of Q fever infections of vascular prostheses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-403
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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