Coxiella burnetii in Infertile Dairy Cattle With Chronic Endometritis

  title={Coxiella burnetii in Infertile Dairy Cattle With Chronic Endometritis},
  author={Davide De Biase and Alessandro Costagliola and F{\'a}bio Del Piero and Rossella Di Palo and Domenico Coronati and Giorgio Galiero and Barbara degli Uberti and Maria Gabriella Lucibelli and Annalisa Fabbiano and Bernard Davoust and Didier Raoult and Orlando Paciello},
  journal={Veterinary Pathology},
  pages={539 - 542}
Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular pathogen and the cause of Q fever in many animal species and humans. Several studies have reported the association between C. burnetii and abortion, premature delivery, stillbirth, and weak offspring. However, no solid evidence indicates that C. burnetii causes endometritis, subfertility, and retained fetal membranes. For this study, histopathological and PCR evaluation were performed on 40 uterine biopsies from dairy cattle with poor fertility… 

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