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First Case of Q Fever Endocarditis in Croatia and a Short Review

Dražen Zekanović
Miro Morović
Marina Nekić Borčilo
Oktavija Đaković Rode

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We present a 70-year-old man from Dalmatia, Croatia, with a history of prolonged high fever diagnosed as Q fever endocarditis. As far as we know, this is the first case of chronic Q fever in Croatia. The treatment was started as for culture-negative endocarditis, but was without clinical response. After significantly high anti-phase I IgG plus IgA antibodies titers to Coxiella burnetii were shown, the initial treatment with doxycycline was changed and ciprofloxacin was started with good clinical response.


Q fever, endocarditis, Croatia

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