Laboratory Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Coxiella burnetii

Laboratory Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Coxiella burnetii

Laboratory Diagnosis of Coxiella burnetii Specimen: Blood, tissues from cardiac valve Culture Culture can be performed in tissue culture cells using human embryonic lung fibroblast cell lines, and recently in a cell-free medium; however, culture is rarely performed except in research laboratories licensed to work with these highly contagious organisms. Serology Serology is the most … Read moreLaboratory Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Coxiella burnetii

Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestations of Coxiella burnetii

Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestations of Coxiella burnetii

Pathogenesis of Coxiella burnetii Human infection usually follows inhalation of aerosols containing C. burnetii. It is estimated that only between 1 and 10 bacteria are necessary to cause infection. C. burnetii has also been known to enter the body via other mucous membranes, abrasions, and the gastrointestinal tract through consumption of milk from infected animals. C. burnetii … Read morePathogenesis and Clinical Manifestations of Coxiella burnetii