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Volume 16, Number 5—May 2010


Tropheryma whipplei in Children with Gastroenteritis

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Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Medscape, LLC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To participate in this journal CME activity: (1) review the learning objectives and author disclosures; (2) study the education content; (3) take the post-test and/or complete the evaluation at; (4) view/print certificate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of Tropheryma whipplei gastroenteritis

  • Identify the bacterial load associated with T. whipplei gastroenteritis

  • Specify laboratory findings associated with T. whipplei gastroenteritis

  • Compare clinical findings of T. whipplei gastroenteritis with other infectious gastroenteritis.


Thomas J. Gryczan, Copyeditor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Thomas J. Gryczan has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Charles P. Vega, MD, Associate Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Didier Raoult, MD, PhD; Florence Fenollar, MD, PhD; Jean-Marc Rolain, PharmD, PhD; Philippe Minodier, MD; Emmanuelle Bosdure, MD; Wenjun Li, MD, PhD; Jean-Marc Garnier, PhD; and Hervé Richet, MD, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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