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Optic neuritis associated with Q fever: Case report and literature review

Ong, C.W.; Ahmad, O; Senanayake, Sanjaya; Buirski, Graham; Lueck, Christian

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Optic neuritis (ON) is a rare association of Q fever. We report the first case of ON associated with Q fever in Australia and review all previously reported cases in the medical literature. The impact of therapy with antibiotics and steroids on outcome is discussed. Q fever should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with apparent acute idiopathic ON.

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66207
Source: International Journal of Infectious diseases
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2009.11.010

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