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Volume 18, Number 6—June 2012

Research

Intrafamilial Circulation of Tropheryma whipplei, France

Florence Fenollar, Alpha K. Keita, Sylvain Buffet, and Didier RaoultComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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Table 1

Results of Tropheryma whipplei PCR on 74 relatives from 21 families of patients with classic Whipple disease, localized T. whipplei chronic infection, or asymptomatic carriers, France, 2003–2011

T. whipplei No. relatives (no. families) No. female relatives Age, all patients (mean ± SD) No. samples PCR positive/no. tested (%)
Feces Saliva Feces or saliva
Overall 74 (21) 40 2 mo–79 y (38 y ± 22 y) 24/64 (38) 7/70 (10) 25/74 (34)
Classic Whipple disease 50 (13) 29 2 mo–79 y (38.8 y ± 22 y) 14/45 (31) 4/48 (8) 14/50 (28)
Localized infection 14 (5) 5 7–75 y (40.7 y ± 24.9 y) 2/9 (22) 1/12 (8) 3/14 (21)
Carrier 10 (3) 6 8–65 y (29.6 y ± 21.1 y) 8/10 (80) 2/10 (20) 8/10 (80)

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