Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Q Fever: An Odd Connection to Keep in Mind

Pedro Novais Lima, Ruben Carvalho, Vania Constancio, Joana Cruz Silva, Celso Nunes, Eduardo Silva, Anabela Goncalves, Manuel Fonseca, Luis F. Antunes

Abstract


Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) secondary to Coxiella burnetii infections are rare but carry important implications. The diagnosis is difficult due to unspecific symptoms. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first AAA caused by chronic Q fever treated with an endoprosthesis.




J Med Cases. 2021;12(9):377-379
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3760

 


Keywords


Q fever; Coxiella burnetii; Abdominal aortic aneurysm; Aortitis; Endovascular aneurysm repair

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