Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii and Brucella abortus among pregnant women.

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Title
Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii and Brucella abortus among pregnant women.
Journal
Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Author(s)
Baud D., Peter O., Langel C., Regan L., Greub G.
ISSN
1469-0691 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1198-743X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Number
5
Pages
499-501
Language
english
Abstract
Coxiella burnetii and Brucella abortus are two intracellular bacteria implicated in zoonotic miscarriage. In the present study, C. burnetii and B. abortus seroprevalence was compared among women from London with and without miscarriage. Coxiella burnetii seroprevalence was high (4.6%, 95% CI 2.8-7.1) despite the rare apparent exposure of this urban population. Only two patients exhibited anti-B. abortus antibodies. As a result of the risk of chronic Q fever with endocarditis and/or hepatitis, the mode of Coxiella burnetii infection in this population merits further investigation.
Keywords
Adult, Antibodies, Bacterial/blood, Brucella abortus/immunology, Brucellosis/epidemiology, Coxiella burnetii/immunology, Female, Humans, London/epidemiology, Pregnancy, Pregnant Women, Q Fever/epidemiology, Seroepidemiologic Studies
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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