Q Fever during pregnancy: a cause of poor fetal and maternal outcome.

@article{Carcopino2009QFD,
  title={Q Fever during pregnancy: a cause of poor fetal and maternal outcome.},
  author={Xavier Carcopino and Didier Raoult and Florence Bretelle and L{\'e}on Boubli and Andreas Stein},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1166},
  pages={79-89}
}
Q fever is a worldwide zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii. Q fever may be present as an acute or a chronic infection and can be reactivated during subsequent pregnancies. Although its exact prevalence remains unknown, it is likely that the number of cases of Q fever in pregnant women is underestimated. During pregnancy, the illness is likely to be asymptomatic, and diagnosis is based on serology. Acute infection results in appearance of IgM and IgG antibodies mainly directed against the… CONTINUE READING
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