Tropheryma whipplei, a Potential Commensal Detected in Individuals Undergoing Routine Colonoscopy

M.E. Grasman*, A.M. Pettersson, A. Catsburg, A.G. Koek, A.A. van Bodegraven, P.H.M. Savelkoul

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Mucosal biopsy samples from individuals not suspected of having Whipple's disease were tested for the presence of Tropheryma whipplei. A sensitive and specific real-time PCR assay targeting a sequence present seven times in the T. whipplei genome was used. T. whipplei DNA was detected in 2.0 and 3.8% of the patients undergoing gastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy, respectively, who were tested.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3919-3921
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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