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Volume 17, Number 3—March 2011

Synopsis

Q Fever in France, 1985–2009

Diane Frankel, Hervé Richet, Aurélie Renvoisé, and Didier RaoultComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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Table 2

PPV of Q fever phase I IgG titers for patients with endocarditis, France, 2009*

Characteristic Titers
>800 >1,600 >3,200 >6,400
No. with definite endocarditis 41 32 24 17
No. with possible endocarditis 11 9 3 1
Total 141 88 47 24
PPV, % (definite or possible endocarditis) 37 59 57 75

*PPV, positive predictive value; phase I, virulent bacteria; Ig, immunoglobulin.

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