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, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, 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.
|Journal||B M C Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Adult, Antibodies, Bacterial, Birth Weight, Coxiella burnetii, Denmark, Female, Humans, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, Q Fever, Young Adult