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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

Letter

Clonal Spread of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Primary School, Bordeaux, France

Sabine PereyreComments to Author , Hélène Renaudin, Alain Charron, and Cécile Bébéar
Author affiliations: Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France; Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Bordeaux; Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

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Timing and characteristics of patients and contacts in a study using the multilocus variable-number tandem repeat (MLVA) typing method to show evidence of clonal spread of a unique strain of Mycoplasma pneumoniae among children attending a French primary school and their household contacts. Dates correspond to the date of specimen collection during December 30, 2010–February 1, 2011. Figures shapes indicate affected children, by age in years; white house shapes indicate asymptomatic household co

Figure. Timing and characteristics of patients and contacts in a study using the multilocus variable-number tandem repeat (MLVA) typing method to show evidence of clonal spread of a unique strain of Mycoplasma pneumoniaeM. pneumoniae–specific real-time PCR; PCR, throat swab specimen negative by M. pneumoniae–specific real-time PCR; type J, MLVA type J; type ND, MLVA type not determined; *PCR performed after an 8-day macrolide treatment; IgG+, IgM+, presence of specific M. pneumoniae IgG and IgM in serum; IgG–, IgM–, absence of specific M. pneumoniae IgG or IgM, respectively, in serum.

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