Tropheryma whipplei bacteremia during fever in rural West Africa.

  title={Tropheryma whipplei bacteremia during fever in rural West Africa.},
  author={Florence F{\'e}nollar and Oleg Mediannikov and Cristina Socolovschi and Hubert Bass{\'e}ne and Georges Diatta and Herv{\'e} M Richet and Adama Tall and C Sokhna and Jean-François Trape and Didier Raoult},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={51 5},
BACKGROUND Tropheryma whipplei not only causes Whipple disease but also is an emerging pathogen associated with gastroenteritis and pneumonia that is commonly detected in stool samples in rural West Africa. We investigated the role of T. whipplei in febrile patients from rural Senegal who had a negative test result for malaria. METHODS From November 2008 through July 2009, we conducted a prospective study in 2 Senegalese villages; 204 blood specimens from febrile patients were collected. DNA… CONTINUE READING
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