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

Date

2010

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

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Elsevier

Abstract

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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Keywords: doxycycline; methylprednisolone; adult; antibody titer; article; Australia; blurred vision; case report; disease association; eye movement; eye pain; human; male; nuclear magnetic resonance imaging; optic neuritis; Q fever; seroconversion; serology; visua Coxiella burnetii; Optic neuritis; Q fever

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International Journal of Infectious diseases

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Journal article

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10.1016/j.ijid.2009.11.010

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2037-12-31