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July 1985

Malignant Mediterranean Spotted Fever: Report of a Case With Multiple Organ Failure, Hypocalcemia, and Euthyroid Sick Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Drs Devriendt, Staroukine, Amson, Dratwa, and Karmali) and Clinical Biology (Dr Crockaert), Brugmann Hospital, and the Department of Pathology, Erasme Hospital (Dr Thoua), Brussels Free University.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(7):1319-1321. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360070201036

• A patient with Mediterranean spotted fever presented an initial history of enteritis, pyrexia, and rash. He subsequently developed shock, multiple organ failure, thrombocytopenia, hypocalcemia with hypercalcitoninemia, and a euthyroid sick syndrome.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1319-1321)

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