Outbreak of Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum Infection in Cystic Fibrosis Patients, France
Fadi Bittar1, Carole Cassagne1, Emmanuelle Bosdure, Nathalie Stremler, Jean-Christophe Dubus, Jacques Sarles, Martine Reynaud-Gaubert, Didier Raoult, and Jean-Marc Rolain
Author affiliations: Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France (F. Bittar, C. Cassagne, D. Raoult, J.-M. Rolain); Hôpital Timone, Marseille (E. Bosdure, N. Stremler, J.-C. Dubus, J. Sarles); Hôpital Sainte-Marguerite, Marseille (M. Reynaud-Gaubert)
Figure 2. Results of real-time quantitative PCR specific for the rpoB gene for the detection of Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum in sputum samples for the 4 groups of patients from 3 separate healthcare centers in Marseille, France, from January through December 2006. Black lines separate the different healthcare centers. Group 1, cystic fibrosis (CF) treatment center (CFTC) 1, with children with CF; group 2, CFTC2, with adults with CF; group 3, center with children without CF; group 4, patients without CF. *Patients from groups 2 and 4 hospitalized in the same healthcare center (CFTC2).
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