HAROLD S. RAMOS; ROBERT E. HODGES; WILLIAM H. MERONEY
Derrick1 in 1937 reported nine cases of a new clinical entity in Queensland, Australia, which he designated as "Q fever." Burnet2 isolated the etiologic agent in these cases and correctly identified it as a rickettsia. Until recently, most physicians have considered this disease little more than a medical curiosity, and one of importance only in Australia and in the western areas of the United States. It has become increasingly apparent that this is a widespread disease entity found in many sections of the United States and most countries of the world.3 Many cases of Q fever are unrecognized because of
RAMOS HS, HODGES RE, MERONEY WH. Q FEVER: REPORT OF A CASE SIMULATING LYMPHOMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:1030–1035. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-5-1030
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(5):1030-1035.
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