Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V12140758
Prolonged disease in a farmer with simultaneous Q fever pneumonia and subacute hypersensitivity pneumonitis
This case report describes the first incident of a patient with simultaneous occurrence of Q fever pneumonia and subacute hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). The 52-year-old patient was from his occupation as a farmer exposed to agents causing both diseases. Except for a weight loss in subacute/chronic incidents of HP the symptoms of Q fever and HP are similar. However, differences in CT findings and histopathology make it possible to differentiate between the two diseases. This report highlights the importance of a thorough occupational history.