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Volume 16, Number 5—May 2010

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Tropheryma whipplei in Children with Gastroenteritis

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Article Title: Tropheryma whipplei in Children with Gastroenteritis

CME Questions

  • Which of the following statements about the epidemiology of Tropheryma whipplei gastroenteritis in the study cohort is most accurate?

    • A. 15% of children with gastroenteritis have positive testing for T. whipplei

    • B. The infection rate with T. whipplei increased gradually from 2006 to 2008

    • C. Infection with T. whipplei was most common during the winter months

    • D. There were significant rates of positive T. whipplei testing in children without diarrhea

  • Which of the following statements about the bacterial loads of children with positive testing for T. whipplei is most accurate?

    • A. Bacterial loads were undetectable or low in the majority of children

    • B. Bacterial loads were lower than that of chronic carriers

    • C. Bacterial loads were comparable to those of individuals with Whipple's disease

    • D. Bacterial loads generally remained elevated after the resolution of diarrhea

  • Which of the following statements about laboratory test results in children with T. whipplei gastroenteritis is most accurate?

    • A. One genotype of T. whipplei was associated with all cases

    • B. Co-infection with other pathogens was more common in patients with T. whipplei gastroenteritis compared with other children with diarrhea

    • C. There was no difference in the rate of seropositivity for T. whipplei in comparing cases and controls

    • D. Co-infection with other pathogens was limited to children with higher bacterial loads of T. whipplei

  • The following are clinical features of T. whipplei gastroenteritis compared with other infectious diarrhea, except:

    • A. Shorter duration of hospitalization

    • B. Shorter duration of fever

    • C. Less anorexia

    • D. Smaller degrees of weight loss

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