Q fever

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What is Q fever?

Q fever is a bacterial infection with flu-like symptoms. It is spread by skin contact or inhalation of barnyard dust particles of infected animals; it is usually found in the urine, milk, feces, and birth products.

Common symptoms reported by people with Q fever


Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Q fever

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with Q fever, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Q fever

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Q fever, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Q fever on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 48 say Q fever is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 11
30s 22
40s 9
50s 9
60s 4
70+ 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 33
Female 27

These charts show data from Q fever patients who have completed their condition history
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