Is plasmid based differentiation ofCoxiella burnetii in ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’ isolates still valid?
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Ten humanCoxiella burnetii isolates from french patients with acute hepatitis or chronic endocarditis were characterized according to their polymorphism in DNA restriction patterns and differentiated by plasmid-specific PCR. The aim of this investigation was to clarify if the present classification of so called ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’Coxiella burnetii isolates — based on plasmid profile of a so far limited number of partly ancient isolates — could be confirmed with lately isolated organisms of this agent. The data obtained in this investigation indicate that this classification based onC. burnetii plasmid content is no longer justified.
- Is plasmid based differentiation ofCoxiella burnetii in ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’ isolates still valid?
European Journal of Epidemiology
Volume 10, Issue 4 , pp 427-434
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- Coxiella burnetii
- Pulsed field gel electrophoresis
- Q fever
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