Query fever

Alternative names
Q fever

Definition
Q fever is an infection caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii, which can cause Pneumonia and hepatitis (liver inflammation) in its early stages, and infection of the heart valves (endocarditis) if the condition becomes chronic (persisting over time).

see Q fever.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 8, 2012
by Armen E. Martirosyan, M.D.

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