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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 2

Tropheryma whipplei genotyping for patients and their family members, France, 2003–2011*

Study participant PCR result HVGS1 HVGS2 HVGS3 HVGS4 Genotype Lived in household of index patient
Patient 1 family
Patient 1 + 1 1 1 3 1 Index patient
Father + 1 1 1 3 1 No
Mother + 1 1 1 3 1 No
Patient 10 family
Patient 10 + 8 1 2 3 19 Index patient
Husband + 8 1 2 3 19 Yes
Son NA NA NA NA NA Yes
Daughter NA NA NA NA NA Yes
Patient 11 family
Patient 11 + 1 6 1 1 3 Index patient
Husband + 1 6 1 1 3 Yes
Patient 7 family
Patient 7 + 1 1 1 3 1 Index patient
Son + 1 6 1 1 3 No
Daughter + NA NA NA NA NA No
Wife NA NA NA NA NA Yes
Carrier 3 family
Carrier 3 + 1 1 25 3 82 Index patient
Sister + 1 6 5 1 83 No
Mother + 1 6 5 1 83 No
Niece 1 + 1 6 1 1 3 No
Niece 2 + 1 6 1 1 3 No
Father NA NA NA NA NA No
Nephew 3 NA NA NA NA NA No

*HVGS, highly variable genomic sequences; +, positive; –, negative; NA, not available.

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