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Risk Factors for Developing Symptomatic Q Fever

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for risk factors associated with symptomatic Q fever.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

A78

Description:

Many patients exposed to Coxiella burnetii develop a subclinical or mild self-limited disease. A person with one or more risk factors is more likely to develop significant acute or chronic Q fever.

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