Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Microscopic (histologic) description | Differential diagnosis | Additional references
Cite this page: Arora, K. Coxiella burnetii. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/livercoxiella.html. Accessed December 14th, 2017.
Definition / general
- Rickettsia that causes Q fever, affecting respiratory tract and liver
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Granulomas have central vacuole surrounded by hyaline ring ("doughnut" granulomas, may not be present in every section)
- Portal and lobular lymphohistiocytic infiltrate, hepatocellular necrosis, steatosis