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Q fever: Coxiella burnetii


Remember, phase I = persistent localized: phase II = acute

Endocarditis is not the only manifestation of persistent infection. Look for bone and joint infections and endovascular infections in pts at risk. 🤔Think Q fever if +antiphospholipid, +antimitochindrial, +anti-smooth in pts w/ no autoimmune d/o.

Hydroxychloroquine alkalinizes 🧪 Coxiella burnetii 🦠replication vacuole and increases bactericidal activity of doxycycline