Lack of association between serological evidence of past Coxiella burnetii infection and incident ischaemic heart disease: nested case-control study

@article{McCaughey2005LackOA,
  title={Lack of association between serological evidence of past Coxiella burnetii infection and incident ischaemic heart disease: nested case-control study},
  author={Conall McCaughey and Liam J. Murray and James Patrick McKenna and Peter Valentine Coyle and Hugh J O'Neill and Dorothy E Wyatt and Jayne V Woodside and John W. G. Yarnell and Pierre Ducimeti{\`e}re and Annie Bingham and Philippe Amouyel and Mich{\`e}le Montaye and Dominique Arveiler and Bernadette Haas and Jean Ferri{\`e}res and J B Ruidavets},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={61 - 61}
}
BACKGROUND Coxiella burnetii causes the common worldwide zoonotic infection, Q fever. It has been previously suggested that patients who had recovered from acute Q fever (whether symptomatic or otherwise) may be at increased risk of ischaemic heart disease. We undertook this study to determine if past infection with Coxiella burnetii, the aetiological agent of Q fever, is a risk factor for the subsequent development of ischaemic heart disease. METHODS A nested case-control study within the… CONTINUE READING