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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002


Human Pathogens in Body and Head Lice

Pierre-Edouard Fournier*, Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo*†, Jo Guidran‡, Patrick J. Kelly§, and Didier Raoult*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Université des la Méditerranée, Marseille Cedex, France; †Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Bujumbura, Burundi; ‡Médecins sans frontière, Marseille, France; §Ross University, St. Kitts, West Indies;

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Table 2

Oligonucleotide primers used for PCR amplification and sequencinga

Primer (reference) Nucleotide sequence Organism or sequence used Size of expected PCR product (bp)
CS-877 (10) GGG GGC CTG CTC ACG GCG G Rickettsia species 396
CS-1273 (10) ATT GCA AAA AGT ACA GTG AAC A Rickettsia species
QHVE1 (10) TTC AGA TGA TGA TCC CAA GC Bartonella species 608
QHVE3 (10) AAC ATG TCT GAA TAT ATC TTC Bartonella species
Bf1 (10) GCT GGC AGT GCG TCT TAA GC Borrelia species 1,356
Br1 (10) GCT TCG GGT ATC CTC AAC TC Borrelia species
18saidg (10) TCT GGT TGA TCC TGC CAG TA Arthropods 1,526
18sbi (10) GAG TCT CGT TCG TTA TCG GA Arthropods

aPCR, polymerase chain reaction.

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