Chapter 39

Trench Fever: A Bartonella Quintana Infection

Muhammad Imran Qadir and Basra Manzoor


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.

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