The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 415–417 | Cite as

Demyelinating polyradiculoneuritis following Coxiella burnetii infection (Q fever)

  • Bonetti B. 
  • Monaco S. 
  • Ferrari S. 
  • Tezzon F. 
  • Rizzuto N. 
Case Reports


Neurological complications of Coxiella burnetii infection (Q fever) are rare, although the occurrence of headache, paresthesias, and transient focal deficits has been reported. We report the case of a patient with a relapsing demyelinating polyradiculoneuritis as an aftermath of C. burnetii endocarditis and pneumonia.


Coxiella burnetii Q fever demyelination polyradiculoneuritis 


Le complicanze neurologiche in corso di infezione da Coxiella burnetii (febbre Q) sono rare, sebbene siano state frequentemente segnalate cefalea, parestesie e deficit focali transitori. Viene riportato il caso diun paziente con una poliradicolonervite demielinizzante ricorrente quale conseguenza di un 'infezione polmonare e cardiaca causata dalla C. burnetii.


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© Masson Italia Periodici S.r.l. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bonetti B. 
    • 1
  • Monaco S. 
    • 1
  • Ferrari S. 
    • 1
  • Tezzon F. 
    • 2
  • Rizzuto N. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di NeurologiaUniversità di VeronaVerona
  2. 2.Divisione di NeurologiaOspedale Regionale diBolzanoItaly

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