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
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
  • a Data compiled from references220, 290, and 349.