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.

Coxiella burnetii

a gram-negative bacterium that grows preferentially in the vacuoles of the host cell and causes Q fever. It is distributed globally. Humans are very susceptible to infection, and the infectious dose may be very low. Also called Rickettsia burnetii.

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.

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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14) The best-known member of the genus is Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, a worldwide zoonotic disease that infects the phagolysosome of macrophages.
Q fever endocarditis is a chronic infection caused by the zoonosis Coxiella burnetii .
Serological cross-reactions between Bartonella quintana, Bartonella henselae, and Coxiella burnetii.
We present a case of a 67-year-old male with Coxiella burnetii vascular infection of a perirenal abdominal aortic graft.
Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii and is usually transmitted through inhalation of air contaminated with animal excreta.
Coxiella burnetii es una bacteria (cocobacilo) intracelular obligada formadora de esporas causante de la fiebre Q, zoonosis que es transmitida a los humanos por aerosoles al contacto directo con animales infectados o con sus productos como leche, orina, heces, placenta, siendo esta ultima donde mayor concentracion alcanza el microorganismo.
Coxiella burnetii is an intracellular bacterium that is the causative agent for Q fever and was first described in 1937.
Coxiella burnetii antibody prevalences among human populations in north-east Africa determined by enzyme immunoassay.
day of hospitalization positive antibody titers for Coxiella Burnetii were detected and doxycycline and hydroxychloroquine were started.
coli 0157:H7), Coxiella burnetii, Listeria monocytogenes, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, Salmonella spp, Yersinia enterocolitica, and certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus which are capable of producing highly heat-stable toxins.
Coxiella burnetii pneumonia: Case report and literature review