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Infection

, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 881–884 | Cite as

Hemodialysis vascular graft as a focus of persistent Q fever

  • Vincent Ernest
  • Serge Cammilleri
  • Philippe Amabile
  • Mathilde Fedi
  • Stéphane Burtey
  • Clarissa Von Kotze
  • Marion Pelletier
  • Valérie Moal
  • Eric Guedj
  • Cindy Perron
  • Raafat Boustani
  • Yvon Berland
  • Philippe Brunet
  • Didier Raoult
  • Pierre-Edouard Fournier
  • Noémie Jourde-ChicheEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

Vascular access infection is a frequent complication in hemodialysis patients. We report the second case worldwide of a prosthetic hemodialysis vascular graft infection by Coxiella burnetii, with intense hypermetabolism on PET-CT, Q fever serology consistent with persistent infection, and positive C. burnetii DNA in the blood and removed vascular graft.

Keywords

Coxiella burnetii Q fever Vascular graft infection Hemodialysis Chronic fever 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent Ernest
    • 1
  • Serge Cammilleri
    • 2
  • Philippe Amabile
    • 3
  • Mathilde Fedi
    • 1
  • Stéphane Burtey
    • 1
    • 4
  • Clarissa Von Kotze
    • 1
  • Marion Pelletier
    • 1
  • Valérie Moal
    • 1
    • 5
  • Eric Guedj
    • 2
  • Cindy Perron
    • 6
  • Raafat Boustani
    • 7
  • Yvon Berland
    • 1
  • Philippe Brunet
    • 1
    • 4
  • Didier Raoult
    • 5
  • Pierre-Edouard Fournier
    • 8
  • Noémie Jourde-Chiche
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Nephrology, AP-HM Hôpital de la ConceptionAix-Marseille UniversityMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Medicine, AP-HM Hôpital de la TimoneAix-Marseille UniversityMarseilleFrance
  3. 3.Department of Vascular Surgery, AP-HM Hôpital de la TimoneAix-Marseille UniversityMarseilleFrance
  4. 4.Center for Cardiovascular Research and Nutrition C2VN, INSERM 1263, INRA 1260Aix-Marseille UniversityMarseilleFrance
  5. 5.UMR MEPHI, IRD, AP-HM, IHU Méditerranée-InfectionAix-Marseille UniversitéMarseilleFrance
  6. 6.Department of Cardiology, AP-HM Hôpital de la TimoneAix-Marseille UniversityMarseilleFrance
  7. 7.Centre d’Hémodialyse des AlpesHôpital de ManosqueManosqueFrance
  8. 8.UMR VITROME, IRD, Service de Santé des Armées, AP-HM, IHU Méditerranée-InfectionAix-Marseille UniversitéMarseilleFrance

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