Objective: To describe a rare case of acute Q fever with tachenoire. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 51-year-oldman experienced acute Q fever showing tache noire, generallyconsidered a pathognomonic sign of Mediterraneanspotted fever (MSF) and MSF-like illness, but not a clinicalfeature of Q fever. The patient was treated with doxycycline100 mg every 12 h. Conclusion: In the Mediterranean area,tache noire should be considered pathognomonic of MSFbut it should not rule out Q fever. Clinical diagnosis shouldbe supported by accurate laboratory diagnostic tests toguide proper management.

Tache Noire in a Patient with Acute Q Fever

Giuseppe Nunnari;
2018-01-01

Abstract

Objective: To describe a rare case of acute Q fever with tachenoire. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 51-year-oldman experienced acute Q fever showing tache noire, generallyconsidered a pathognomonic sign of Mediterraneanspotted fever (MSF) and MSF-like illness, but not a clinicalfeature of Q fever. The patient was treated with doxycycline100 mg every 12 h. Conclusion: In the Mediterranean area,tache noire should be considered pathognomonic of MSFbut it should not rule out Q fever. Clinical diagnosis shouldbe supported by accurate laboratory diagnostic tests toguide proper management.
2018
Tache noire · Q fever · Mediterranean spotted fever
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