Article: Coxiella burnetii chronic pericarditis: a case report (abstract) - October 2016 - NJM
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Coxiella burnetii chronic pericarditis: a case report



CASE REPORT
I. Ivić, I. Božić, D. Ledina
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Abstract

Coxiella burnetii is capable of causing a variety of acute and chronic infections. We present a case of pericarditis with serologically confirmed chronic C. burnetii infection. This case report emphasises the justification of serological testing for chronic C. burnetii infection in patients with prolonged or recurrent pericarditis, particularly in countries endemic for C. burnetii infection.