Acute Q Fever Presenting with Multi-Organ Failure: Re-Evaluation of the Initial Diagnosis
KeywordsRaw Milk, multiorgan failure, Q fever
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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