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Q fever

Disease definition

Q fever, caused by Coxiella burnetii, is a bacterial zoonosis with a wide clinical spectrum that can be life-threatening and, in some cases, can become chronic.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Coxiellosis
    • Infection due to Coxiella burnetii
    • Nine Mile fever
    • Quadrilateral fever
    • Query fever
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A78
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0034362  C2973787
  • MeSH: D011778
  • GARD: 7515
  • MedDRA: 10037688  10037731

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