PET imaging effective for Q fever
Cardiologists in WA have used PET scans to diagnose and monitor a case of Q fever endocarditis.
The patient, a 60 year old country truck driver, who had delivered animals to abattoirs, had an acute episode of Q fever in 2001.
In 2010 he presented with a four month history of fatigue, fevers, night sweats and 6kg weight loss. He was transferred to a Perth hospital where a grade 3/6