Presence of antibodies against Coxiella burnetii and risk of spontaneous abortion: a nested case-control study
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Q fever is a bacterial zoonosis caused by infection with Coxiella burnetii. It is well established that Q fever causes fetal loss in small ruminants. The suspicion has been raised that pregnant women may also experience adverse pregnancy outcome when the infection is acquired or reactivated during pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to assess the potential association between serologic markers of infection with C. burnetii and spontaneous abortion.
|Journal||P L o S One|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Abortion, Spontaneous, Adult, Antibodies, Bacterial, Case-Control Studies, Coxiella burnetii, Denmark, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Female, Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Humans, Odds Ratio, Pregnancy, Risk Factors