Tache Noire in a Patient with Acute Q Fever

Vito Fiore, Fabiola Mancini, Alessandra Ciervo, Paola Bagella, Francesca Peruzzu, Giuseppe Nunnari, Giovanni Andrea Deiana, Giovanni Rezza, Sergio Babudieri, Giordano Madeddu

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Objective: To describe a rare case of acute Q fever with tache noire. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 51-year-old man experienced acute Q fever showing tache noire, generally considered a pathognomonic sign of Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) and MSF-like illness, but not a clinical feature of Q fever. The patient was treated with doxycycline 100 mg every 12 h. Conclusion: In the Mediterranean area, tache noire should be considered pathognomonic of MSF but it should not rule out Q fever. Clinical diagnosis should be supported by accurate laboratory diagnostic tests to guide proper management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-94
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Principles and Practice
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Mediterranean spotted fever
  • Q fever
  • Tache noire

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Fiore, V., Mancini, F., Ciervo, A., Bagella, P., Peruzzu, F., Nunnari, G., ... Madeddu, G. (2018). Tache Noire in a Patient with Acute Q Fever. Medical Principles and Practice, 27(1), 92-94. https://doi.org/10.1159/000486573

Tache Noire in a Patient with Acute Q Fever. / Fiore, Vito; Mancini, Fabiola; Ciervo, Alessandra; Bagella, Paola; Peruzzu, Francesca; Nunnari, Giuseppe; Deiana, Giovanni Andrea; Rezza, Giovanni; Babudieri, Sergio; Madeddu, Giordano.

In: Medical Principles and Practice, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.04.2018, p. 92-94.

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Fiore, V, Mancini, F, Ciervo, A, Bagella, P, Peruzzu, F, Nunnari, G, Deiana, GA, Rezza, G, Babudieri, S & Madeddu, G 2018, 'Tache Noire in a Patient with Acute Q Fever', Medical Principles and Practice, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 92-94. https://doi.org/10.1159/000486573
Fiore, Vito ; Mancini, Fabiola ; Ciervo, Alessandra ; Bagella, Paola ; Peruzzu, Francesca ; Nunnari, Giuseppe ; Deiana, Giovanni Andrea ; Rezza, Giovanni ; Babudieri, Sergio ; Madeddu, Giordano. / Tache Noire in a Patient with Acute Q Fever. In: Medical Principles and Practice. 2018 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 92-94.
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