The duration of treatment for endocarditis caused by coxiella burnetti should be 18 months (or 24 for prosthetic valves) based on a recently published large 20-year cohort. Treatment with doxycycline and hydroxychloroquine are recommended (abstract) with 5 years of follow up to assess for relapse.
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.