Primary aortoduodenal fistula and Q fever: An underrecognized association?

Alejandro Mejia, Boulos Toursarkissian, Ryan T. Hagino, John G. Myers, Mellick T. Sykes

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We report a rare case of primary aortoduodenal fistula (ADF) secondary to a Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) infection in a patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. A review of the available literature on the vascular complications of Q fever is presented. Q fever should be suspected in vascular patients with close animal contact when a standard infectious work- up is unrevealing. Diagnostic steps and management strategies for primary ADF are also briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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