O. HENRY JANTON, M.D.; AMEDEO BONDI JR., Ph.D.; M. MICHAEL SIGEL, Ph.D.
The purpose of this paper is to present a serologically proved case of Q fever and reëmphasize the importance of considering this disease in the diagnosis of non-bacterial pneumonias. This case is of further interest because we feel that it is the first report of Q fever naturally acquired in Pennsylvania, as well as in eastern United States.
W. W., a white male, age 36, was admitted to the Hahnemann Hospital February 9, 1948, complaining of chills and fever of one day's duration. The patient stated that he had felt well until 7:00 p.m., February 8, 1948 when
JANTON OH, BONDI A, SIGEL MM. Q FEVER: REPORT OF A CASE IN PENNSYLVANIA1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;30:180–184. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-1-180
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