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Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Mar;20(3):460-4. doi: 10.3201/eid2003.131019.

Role of Waddlia chondrophila placental infection in miscarriage.

Abstract

Waddlia chondrophila is an intracellular bacterium suspected to cause human and bovine abortion. We confirmed an association between antibodies against W. chondrophila and human miscarriage and identified this organism in placenta or genital tract of women who had had miscarriages. These results suggest a possible role of W. chondrophila infection in miscarriage.

KEYWORDS:

Chlamydia-like bacteria; Waddlia chondrophila; adverse pregnancy outcome; bacteria; genital tract infection; human placenta; intracellular bacteria; miscarriage

PMID:
24564950
PMCID:
PMC3944840
DOI:
10.3201/eid2003.131019
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