Coxiella

Thomas J. Marrie, Michael F. Minnick, Julien Textoris, Christian Capo, Jean Louis Mege

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Abstract

Coxiella burnetii is an intracellular bacterial pathogen that causes Q fever, with symptoms ranging from self-limited febrile illness, pneumonia, hepatitis, meningitis, encephalitis, pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis, to osteomyelitis. This chapter provides an update on C. burnetii classification, epidemiology, identification, genetics, immunity, treatment and prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Medical Microbiology
PublisherElsevier
Pages1941-1972
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9780123971692
ISBN (Print)9780123977632
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Classification
  • Coxiella burnetii
  • Coxiellosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Identification
  • Immunity
  • Prevention
  • Q fever
  • Treatment

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