Acute Q Fever Presenting with Multi-Organ Failure: Re-Evaluation of the Initial Diagnosis

  • Noel Lorenzo Villalba Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Maria Belen Alonso Ortiz Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Laura Ros Sanjuan Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Jeronimo Artiles Vizcaino Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Saturnino Suarez Ortega Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Keywords

Raw Milk, multiorgan failure, Q fever

Abstract

We present the case of a 48-year-old man admitted to the critical care unit with atrial fibrillation, and acute heart and kidney failure accompanied by coagulopathy and an abnormal liver test. Initially diagnosed as a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction, re-evaluation of the case led to the consideration of severe sepsis. Q fever and leptospirosis were the most probable causes and empiric treatment was initiated. A complete recovery was achieved following treatment.

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  • Published: 2016-06-07

    Issue: Vol 3 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Lorenzo Villalba, N., Alonso Ortiz, M. B., Ros Sanjuan, L., Artiles Vizcaino, J., & Suarez Ortega, S. (2016). Acute Q Fever Presenting with Multi-Organ Failure: Re-Evaluation of the Initial Diagnosis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2016_000423