Trench Fever: A Bartonella Quintana Infection
Pp. 171-175 (5)
Muhammad Imran Qadir,
Trench fever is an infectious disease for which a specific form of bacteria
Bartonella quintana is responsible. This infection is characterized by high fever
occurring in a single attack or at repeated intervals of 4-5 days, headache, relapses and
severe pain in legs and back. It may be diagnosed by culture test, serologic, biopsy, or
PCR. Management for this infection is possible in immunologically strong patients by
appropriate antibiotics and surgery.
Bartonella quintana, Doxycycline, Endocarditis, Serologic, Surgery.