Volume 26, Number 2—February 2020
Ocular Spiroplasma ixodetis in Newborns, France
|ID no.||Sex||Date of diagnosis||Age at diagnosis/lens extraction, mo||Affected eye||Clinical ocular findings||Region of residence (environment)||Travel during pregnancy||Crystalline lens sample volume, μL||Bacterial 16S-rRNA PCR, % homology to S. ixodetis|
|1||F||2014 Jan||1/2||Both||Cataract + anterior uveitis||Hauts-de-France, France (rural area, adjacent to Saint-Gobain Forest)||No||200||98.7|
|2||M||2018 Jan||0/3||Both||Cataract + anterior uveitis||Centre-Val de Loire, France (rural area, adjacent to Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Forest)||No||150||98.6|
||Cataract + anterior uveitis
||Ile-de-France, France (Paris suburban area)
|2||M||2018 Apr||4/5||Right||Cataract + nystagmus||NA||NA||10||Negative|
|3||M||2018 Apr||4/5||Left||Cataract + nystagmus||NA||NA||200||Negative|
*Positive for Spiroplasma ixodetis in crystalline lens material by bacterial 16S-rRNA PCR.
†For all case-patients and controls, pregnancy was normal and delivery was uneventful. NA, not applicable.
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