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  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Mental Health
  •  Forensic and Legal Medicine
  •  Respiratory Medicine
  •  Cardiology
  •  Sexual Health
  •  Anatomy
  •  Signs and Symptoms-Clinical Findings

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Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2023;7(1):1520.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1520

Clinical and Epidemiological Characteristics of Q Fever in Hospitalized in UCC Republic Srpska Banja Luka in 2016

Verhaz A, Roganović T, Ritan S, Petrović M, Pavlica B and Narić S

Clinic for Infectious Diseases, University Clinical Centre of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Department for Infectious Diseases, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

*Correspondance to: Antonija Verhaz 

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Abstract:

We retrospectively analyzed clinical and epidemiological characteristics of Q fever in 28 patients hospitalized at the University Clinical Center Republic Srpska in Banja Luka from February 1st to April 30th, 2016. The source of the bacteria Coxiella burnetii was an infected herd of sheep. The epidemy lasted from February to April 2016. During this period 28 people got ill. Besides having high temperature and fever the people suffered from exhaustion, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea as well as confused condition. Chest X-ray revealed interstitial pulmonary infiltrates in the majority of patients, localized in a single pulmonary lobe (25 or 89.3%). Pleural effusion was recorded in 3 (10.7%) patients. In their treatment tetracyclines (doxycycline) were used and azithromycin and ciprofloxacin for treating the smaller number of ill people. Doxycycline showed the best clinical efficacy. All patients were cured. In this epidemia, the Q-fever in people was caused by the infected sheep and contaminated area in which the infected sheep stayed.

Keywords:

Q-febris; Clinical characteristics; Epidemiology

Cite the Article:

Verhaz A, Roganović T, Ritan S, Petrović M, Pavlica B, Narić S. Clinical and Epidemiological Characteristics of Q Fever in Hospitalized in UCC Republic Srpska Banja Luka in 2016. Clin Case Rep Int. 2023; 7: 1520.

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