Table 3.

Clinical symptoms and signs and biological findings in Q fever endocarditis patientsa

Clinical findings% of patients with indicated findingsBiological findings% of patients with indicated findings
Male sex76Leukocytosis25
Valve involved:Leukopenia15
 Aortic33Increased transaminase levels40–83
 Mitral50Thrombocytopenia26–56
 Both17Anemia40–55
Fever68Increased creatinine level65–73
Cardiac failure67Elevated sedimentation rate88
Hepatomegaly56Increased gamma globulin concentration94
Splenomegaly55Circulating immune complexes90
Clubbing of digits37Antinuclear antibodies35
Purpuric rash19Rheumatoid factor60
Arterial embolism21Smooth muscle antibodies40
Death37
  • a Data compiled from references220, 290, and 349.