Q fever as a possible cause of bilateral optic neuritis

J Schuil, J H Richardus, G S Baarsma, G J Schaap

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A 59-year-old farmer developed a bilateral optic neuritis in the course of an infection with Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), resulting in a lasting unilateral blindness. A complete medical (including neurological) evaluation gave no evidence of other possible causes. A possible source of infection was cattle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-3
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1985


  • Antibodies, Bacterial/analysis
  • Coxiella/immunology
  • Doxycycline/therapeutic use
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Optic Neuritis/drug therapy
  • Q Fever/complications


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