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Which of the following statements is not correct regarding the Q fever?

A) Acute febrile illness, hepatitis, and atypical pneumonia are the three most common manifestations.
B) It is a zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii—an obligate, Gram-negative, intracellular bacteria.
C) Lobar pneumonia and multi-organ involvement is common in this disease.
D) The disease can be transmitted to human by drinking unpasteurized milk from infected animals.
E) The typical incubation period is usually 2 to 3 weeks.
F) Cattle, goats and sheep are most commonly infected, and can serve as a reservoir for the bacteria.
G) The preferred treatment of Q fever in pregnancy is co-trimoxazole.
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I'd go with A) ...q is for queer. Coxiella Brunetti has no rash, fever, no ricketsia name and does not have a tick vector
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Yikes! I think it's 'c'
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Checked again.
I was wrong, there is Fever for sure haha,
But the most common treatment is doxycicline,

so the answer is G
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Checked again.
I was wrong, there is Fever for sure haha,
But the most common treatment is doxycicline,

so the answer is G

But, doxycycline is CONTRAINDICATED in pregnancy..
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Cotrimoxazole also contraindicated in pregnancy. . . .. Sulfonemides can cause kernicterus
It should be C????
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The answer is C.
Lobar pneumonia is rare in Q fever.

OTHER CHOICES ARE CORRECT REGARDING THE Q FEVER.

Moreover, the drug of choice for treatment of Q fever in pregnancy is co-trimoxazole.
Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11911725
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_fever
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/162/6/701.pdf
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