No excess risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes among women with serological markers of previous infection with Coxiella burnetii: evidence from the Danish National Birth Cohort

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  • Stine Yde Nielsen
  • Nybo Andersen, Anne-Marie
  • Kåre Mølbak
  • Niels Henrik Hjøllund
  • Bjørn Kantsø
  • Karen Angeliki Krogfelt
  • Tine Brink Henriksen
Q fever caused by Coxiella burnetii is transmitted to humans by inhalation of aerosols from animal birth products. Q fever in pregnancy is suspected to be a potential cause of fetal and maternal morbidity and fetal mortality but the pathogenesis is poorly understood, and even in Q fever endemic areas, the magnitude of a potential association is not established.We aimed to examine if presence of antibodies to C. burnetii during pregnancy or seroconversion were associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalB M C Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Pages (from-to)87
ISSN1471-2334
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Research areas

  • Adult, Antibodies, Bacterial, Birth Weight, Coxiella burnetii, Denmark, Female, Humans, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, Q Fever, Young Adult

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