Cytotoxic lesion of the corpus callosum in a case of Q fever

We describe a case of a Cytotoxic Lesion of the Corpus Callosum (CLOCC) demonstrated on the MRI brain of a 19-year-old pet-meat factory-line worker presenting with typical Q fever symptoms during the acute phase of his illness. He presented with an eight-day history of headaches, constitutional symptoms and a mild transaminitis. There were no associated seizures. Q fever was confirmed serologically and treated with doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for two weeks.