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TitleQ fever: Underdiagnosed in Hong Kong?
 
AuthorsChan, JFW1
Tse, H1
To, KKW1
Li, IWS1
Tang, BSF2
Cheng, VCC1
Yuen, KY1
 
KeywordsAnimals
Coxiella burnetii
Q fever
Tickborne diseases
Zoonoses
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
 
CitationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2010, v. 16 n. 1, p. 56-58 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractWe report the first imported case of chronic Q fever with multi-organ involvement seen in Hong Kong. Although the disease is found worldwide, its chronic form is very rare in our locality. Familiarity with the clinical presentation, useful diagnostic tools, and appropriate treatment is necessary for the prevention of the serious morbidity and mortality associated with chronic Q fever. To the best of our knowledge, this article represents the first comprehensive review to compare the local experience with Q fever with international data, and establishes a management approach for this unusual infectious disease while suggesting possible explanations for its exceptionally low incidence in this locality.
 
ISSN1024-2708
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.293
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorTse, H
 
dc.contributor.authorTo, KKW
 
dc.contributor.authorLi, IWS
 
dc.contributor.authorTang, BSF
 
dc.contributor.authorCheng, VCC
 
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KY
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:24:26Z
 
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:24:26Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractWe report the first imported case of chronic Q fever with multi-organ involvement seen in Hong Kong. Although the disease is found worldwide, its chronic form is very rare in our locality. Familiarity with the clinical presentation, useful diagnostic tools, and appropriate treatment is necessary for the prevention of the serious morbidity and mortality associated with chronic Q fever. To the best of our knowledge, this article represents the first comprehensive review to compare the local experience with Q fever with international data, and establishes a management approach for this unusual infectious disease while suggesting possible explanations for its exceptionally low incidence in this locality.
 
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dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2010, v. 16 n. 1, p. 56-58 [How to Cite?]
 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.293
 
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dc.subject.meshQ Fever - diagnosis - epidemiology
 
dc.subjectAnimals
 
dc.subjectCoxiella burnetii
 
dc.subjectQ fever
 
dc.subjectTickborne diseases
 
dc.subjectZoonoses
 
dc.titleQ fever: Underdiagnosed in Hong Kong?
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital