Long-term persistence after acute Q fever of non-infective Coxiella burnetii cell components, including antigens.

@article{Sukocheva2010LongtermPA,
  title={Long-term persistence after acute Q fever of non-infective Coxiella burnetii cell components, including antigens.},
  author={Olga A Sukocheva and Barrie P. Marmion and Peter A. Storm and Mark E. Lockhart and Mark Turra and Stephen Graves},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2010},
  volume={103 11},
  pages={847-63}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies of inciting factors for a prolonged post-infection fatigue syndrome after Q fever (variously termed QFS or Q fever associated CFS/ME in the literature) showed that after the acute infection a high proportion of asymptomatic and QFS patients had Q fever antibody and also low levels in PBMC and bone marrow of Coxiella burnetii (C.b.) DNA with PCR assays directed against three different target sequences in different parts of the coxiella genome. Attempts to isolate a… CONTINUE READING

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