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A Case of Q Fever with Agranulocytosis

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1995;38(6):848-852.
Published online June 15, 1995.
A Case of Q Fever with Agranulocytosis
Seong Woo Choi1, Ja Wook Koo1, Heung Dong Kim1, Churl Young Chung1, Won Young Lee2
1Department of Pediatrics, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Microbiology, Yonse University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
무과립구증(Agranulocytosis)을 동반한 Q열 1례
최석우1, 구자욱1, 김흥동1, 정철영1, 이원영2
1인제대학교 의과대학 상계백병원 소아과
2연세대학교 의과대학 미생물학교실
A 9-year old boy suffered from fever 20 days. He lived in rural area near farms rearing cows, goats, sheep. He had fever for 20 days with mild respiratory symptom, hepatosplenomegaly and agranulocytosis. Coxiella burnetii infection was confirmed by the blood culture and demonstration of the specific antibodies in the indirect fluorescent antibody test. Four weeks later, agranulocytosis was improved by long-term teratment of tetracylin and chloramphenicol. We repotr a case of Q fever with agranulocytosis with a brief review of literatires.
Key Words: Q Fever, Agranulocytosis

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