Journal of Kidney

ISSN - 2472-1220

Q fever and renal disease

15th Annual Congress on Kidney: Nephrology & Therapeutics

August 28-30, 2017 Philadelphia, USA

Ana Raquel Fernandes

Centro Hospitalar de Set�?ºbal, Portugal

: J Kidney

Abstract :

Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) causes a zoonotic disease ��? Q fever. This bacterium is highly resistant to harsh environmental conditions and causes an uncharacteristic clinical syndrome. Q fever may be acute or chronic and renal manifestations of the disease are more common in the chronic forms. There is a few reports of acute kidney injury due to C. Burnetti and most of them were reported in chronic forms of the disease. We are going through renal manifestations of the disease and we are going to review a case of acute Q fever manifested by recurrent fever and acute kidney injury with nephrotic syndrome.

Biography :

Ana Raquel Fernandes has completed her Master’s from Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. She is a 5th year Resident in Nephrology, at Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal. She has published five papers in reputed journals and is a Reviewer at International Journal of STD & AIDS.