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Type: Journal article
Title: Sexually transmitted Q fever
Author: Milazzo, A.
Hall, R.
Storm, P.
Harris, R.
Winslow, W.
Marmion, B.
Citation: Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2001; 33(3):399-402
Publisher: Univ Chicago Press
Issue Date: 2001
ISSN: 1058-4838
1537-6591
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Adriana Milazzo, Robert Hall, Paul A. Storm, Ray J. Harris, William Winslow and Barrie P. Marmion
Abstract: We report the sexual transmission of Coxiella burnetii from a man with occupationally acquired Q fever to his wife. Fifteen days after coitus, his wife also developed serologically proven acute Q fever. C. burnetii DNA sequences were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) performed on semen samples obtained from the husband at 4 and 15 months after the onset of acute Q fever, but PCR results were variable at 23 months, indicating the presence of few organisms.
Keywords: Semen; Humans; Coxiella burnetii; Q Fever; Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial; DNA, Bacterial; Antibodies, Bacterial; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Middle Aged; Female; Male
Rights: © 2001 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020012799
DOI: 10.1086/321878
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