Chlamydophila infection is known as an occupational hazard to veterinarians, farmers, poultry workers. Serum levels of the soluble Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (sICAM-1), is associated with C. seropositivity. Since no data about ICAM-1 levels and C. psittaci infection are known, the aim of this work was to assess if chronic persistent C. psittaci infection constantly stimulates the expression of sICAM-1, independent of the characteristic symptoms of ornithosis. C. psittaci seropositivity and serum concentrations of sICAM-1 were investigated in 30 farmers and 20 age-matched healthy public employees as controls. Increased serum sICAM-1 levels were found in the group of farmers exposed to infectious risk compared to controls, and the serum concentrations of sICAM- 1 was signifi cantly correlated with a high IgG titre against C. psittaci. It is therefore possible to suggest a sICAM-1 measurement for use as a tool to verify the development of C. psittaci chronic infection in an occupational setting.

Chlamydophila infection is known as an occupational hazard to veterinarians, farmers, poultry workers. Serum levels of the soluble Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (sICAM-1), is associated with C. seropositivity. Since no data about ICAM-1 levels and C. psittaci infection are known, the aim of this work was to assess if chronic persistent C. psittaci infection constantly stimulates the expression of sICAM-1, independent of the characteristic symptoms of ornithosis. C. psittaci seropositivity and serum concentrations of sICAM-1 were investigated in 30 farmers and 20 age-matched healthy public employees as controls. Increased serum sICAM-1 levels were found in the group of farmers exposed to infectious risk compared to controls, and the serum concentrations of sICAM- 1 was signifi cantly correlated with a high IgG titre against C. psittaci. It is therefore possible to suggest a sICAM-1 measurement for use as a tool to verify the development of C. psittaci chronic infection in an occupational setting. INGLESE

Chlamydophila psittaci seropositivity and serum levels of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in farmers.

RAPISARDA, VENERANDO;
2008-01-01

Abstract

Chlamydophila infection is known as an occupational hazard to veterinarians, farmers, poultry workers. Serum levels of the soluble Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (sICAM-1), is associated with C. seropositivity. Since no data about ICAM-1 levels and C. psittaci infection are known, the aim of this work was to assess if chronic persistent C. psittaci infection constantly stimulates the expression of sICAM-1, independent of the characteristic symptoms of ornithosis. C. psittaci seropositivity and serum concentrations of sICAM-1 were investigated in 30 farmers and 20 age-matched healthy public employees as controls. Increased serum sICAM-1 levels were found in the group of farmers exposed to infectious risk compared to controls, and the serum concentrations of sICAM- 1 was signifi cantly correlated with a high IgG titre against C. psittaci. It is therefore possible to suggest a sICAM-1 measurement for use as a tool to verify the development of C. psittaci chronic infection in an occupational setting.
Chlamydophila infection is known as an occupational hazard to veterinarians, farmers, poultry workers. Serum levels of the soluble Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (sICAM-1), is associated with C. seropositivity. Since no data about ICAM-1 levels and C. psittaci infection are known, the aim of this work was to assess if chronic persistent C. psittaci infection constantly stimulates the expression of sICAM-1, independent of the characteristic symptoms of ornithosis. C. psittaci seropositivity and serum concentrations of sICAM-1 were investigated in 30 farmers and 20 age-matched healthy public employees as controls. Increased serum sICAM-1 levels were found in the group of farmers exposed to infectious risk compared to controls, and the serum concentrations of sICAM- 1 was signifi cantly correlated with a high IgG titre against C. psittaci. It is therefore possible to suggest a sICAM-1 measurement for use as a tool to verify the development of C. psittaci chronic infection in an occupational setting. INGLESE
Chlamydophila psittaci infection; antibody titer
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