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A case of giant cell arteritis associated with culture-proven Coxiella burnetii aortitis

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Show simple item record de Worm, S. en_US Giot, J. B. en_US Courtoy, C. en_US Gillet, E. en_US Amrane, S. en_US Huynen, P. en_US Van Esbroeck, M. en_US Prudent, E. en_US Lepidi, H. en_US Million, M. en_US Moutschen, M. en_US Raoult, D. en_US 2019-06-04T12:10:37Z 2019-06-04T12:10:37Z 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1201-9712 en_US
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dc.description.abstract A case of proven Coxiella burnetii aortitis, possibly associated with giant cell arteritis (GCA), is reported. A 72-year-old man, who is a hunter, presented with weight loss, fever, jaw claudication, and hardened temporal arteries associated with a persistent inflammatory syndrome and arteritis of the whole aorta, including the brachiocephalic arteries, as seen on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography. The diagnosis of GCA was retained, and treatment with prednisolone was started. Given the aneurysm of the abdominal aorta, the patient underwent replacement of the abdominal aorta with an allograft. Histology showed intense chronic arteritis attributed to atherosclerosis with dissection. However, Coxiella burnetii infection was confirmed by serology and then by culture and molecular biology on the surgical specimen. A combination of hydroxychloroquine and doxycycline was added to tapered prednisolone and the outcome was favourable. en_US
dc.language English en_US
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dc.subject Coxiella burnetii en_US
dc.subject Bacterial diseases en_US
dc.subject Aortitis en_US
dc.subject Arteritis en_US
dc.subject Diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Belgium en_US
dc.subject Europe-West en_US
dc.title A case of giant cell arteritis associated with culture-proven Coxiella burnetii aortitis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Infectious Diseases en_US
dc.citation.volume 69 en_US
dc.citation.pages 50-54 en_US
dc.citation.abbreviation Int J Infect Dis en_US

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