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Volume 10, Number 5—May 2004

Research

Causative Agent of Pogosta Disease Isolated from Blood and Skin Lesions

Satu Kurkela*†Comments to Author , Tytti Manni*, Antti Vaheri*†, and Olli Vapalahti*†‡
Author affiliations: *Haartman Institute, Helsinki, Finland; †HULAB, Helsinki, Finland; ‡University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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Table

Samples from which Sindbis virus (SINV) was isolateda,b

Patient Strain Sample Sex Age (y) Probable place of exposure Onset of symptoms Disease/rash days at time of sampling SINV IgM status at time of sampling
1
Ilomantsi-2002A
Skin lesion
M
35
Ilomantsi, Finland
8/ 22/2002
3/ 1
Negative
2
Ilomantsi-2002B
Skin lesion
M
30
Ilomantsi, Finland
8/18/2002
2/ 0
Negative
3
Ilomantsi-2002C
Whole blood
F
47
Ilomantsi, Finland
Late Aug. 2002
N/A
Borderline
4
Johannes-2002
Skin lesion
M
63
Johannes, Russia
8/27/2002
9/7
N/A
5 Kiihtelysvaara-2002 Skin lesion M 39 Kiihtelysvaara, Finland 8/30/2002 3/ 2 Negative

aThe places of exposure are shown on the map (Figure 1). The representative case report given in the text describes the patient from whom the Ilomantsi-2002A virus strain was recovered.
bM, male; F, female; N/A, not available; Ig, immunoglobulin.

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