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SUCCESSFUL HEART TRANSPLANTATION IN A PATIENT WITH HEART FAILURE AND PERSISTING Q FEVER.
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  • Marcel van t Veer,
  • Luuk Otterspoor,
  • Marieke de Regt,
  • Jola Evens,
  • Kathinka Peels,
  • Nicolaas de Jonge
Marcel van t Veer
Catharina Hospital
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Luuk Otterspoor
Catharina Hospital
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Marieke de Regt
Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis
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Jola Evens
University Medical Center Utrecht
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Kathinka Peels
Catharina Hospital
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Nicolaas de Jonge
University Medical Center Utrecht
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Abstract

Active infection is generally considered a contraindication for heart transplantation. The rare combination of a patient with an active Coxiella burnetii infection and a congenital corrected transposition of the great arteries requiring heart transplantation imposes challenging treatment decisions. We present a case of a patient with end stage heart failure requiring heart transplantation who developed chronic Q-fever and endocarditis.