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Volume 16, Number 5—May 2010

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Tropheryma whipplei in Children with Gastroenteritis

Didier RaoultComments to Author , Florence Fenollar, Jean-Marc Rolain, Philippe Minodier, Emmanuelle Bosdure, Wenjun Li, Jean-Marc Garnier, and Hervé Richet
Author affiliations: Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France (D. Raoult, F. Fenollar, J.-M. Rolain, W. Li, H. Richet); Pôle de Maladies Infectieuses, Marseille (D. Raoult, F. Fenollar, J.-M. Rolain, H. Richet); Hôpital Nord, Marseille (P. Minodier. J.-M Garnier); Hôpital de la Timone, Marseille (E. Bosdure)

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Western blot analysis of immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgM against Tropheryma whipplei for children with gastroenteritis, Marseille, France. Total native antigens from T. whipplei were tested. A) Five patients without T. whipplei detected from stool samples but with positive Western blot serologic results. B) Eight patients infected with T. whipplei. MWM, molecular weight markers. Values on the right of each blot are in kilodaltons.

Figure 2. Western blot analysis of immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgM against Tropheryma whipplei for children with gastroenteritis, Marseille, France. Total native antigens from T. whipplei were tested. A) Five patients without T. whipplei detected from stool samples but with positive Western blot serologic results. B) Eight patients infected with T. whipplei. MWM, molecular weight markers. Values on the right of each blot are in kilodaltons.

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