Coxiella burnetii

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Cox·i·el·la bur·ne·ti·i

a bacterial species that causes Q fever in humans; it is more resistant than other rickettsiae and may be passed in aerosols as well as in living vectors. Acute pneumonia and chronic endocarditis are also associated with this species. The type species of the genus Coxiella.
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Coxiella burnetii

Infectious disease The single species of genus Coxiella, family Rickettsiaceae, a short, rod-shaped bacterium; it is global in distribution, causes Q fever, spreads by aerosol, primarily infects cattle, sheep, goats, multiplies well in the placenta, and is shed during parturition. See Q fever.
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Cox·i·el·la bur·ne·ti·i

(kok-sē-el'ă bŭr-nē'shē-ī)
A species that causes Q fever in humans. It is more resistant than other rickettsiae and may be passed in aerosols as well as living vectors. Acute pneumonia and chronic endocarditis are also associated with this species. The type species of the genus Coxiella.
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Coxiella burneti in a wildlife-livestock environment--distribution of Q-fever in wild mammals.
Initial laboratory tests showed the following values: C-reactive protein level 23.49 mg/dl; thrombocytopenia (60,000/[micro]L); leukopenia (3,100/[micro]L); hyponatremia (131mmol/L); serologic study results were negative for Weil-Felix reaction, as well as Leptospirosis, Borrelia, Mycoplasma pneumonia, Chlamydia pneumonia, Legionella pneumophila, Brucellosis and Coxiella burneti. Diagnostic imaging was performed with abdominal computed tomographic scan and lung X-ray, which were normal.