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Volume 27, Number 3—March 2021

Tropheryma whipplei in Feces of Patients with Diarrhea in 3 Locations on Different Continents

Gerhard E. FeurleComments to Author , Verena Moos, Olfert Landt, Craig Corcoran, Udo Reischl, and Matthias Maiwald
Author affiliations: DRK Krankenhaus, Neuwied, Germany (G.E. Feurle); Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany (V. Moos); TIB MOLBIOL Syntheselabor GmbH, Berlin, Germany (O. Landt); National Reference Laboratory AMPATH, Centurion, South Africa (C. Corcoran); Institute of Clinical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany (U. Reischl); KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore (M. Maiwald); National University of Singapore, Singapore (M. Maiwald); Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore (M. Maiwald)

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Table 2

Numbers of enteropathogens in fecal specimens with and without Tropheryma whipplei in South Africa, Singapore, and Germany*

Location Specimens without T. whipplei
Specimens with T. whipplei
No. specimens No. (rate) of enteropathogens No. specimens No. (rate) of enteropathogens
Centurion, South Africa 80 40 (0.50) 17 10 (0.59)
Singapore 164 145 (0.88) 29 38 (1.31)
Regensburg, Germany
60 (0.21)

3 (0.30)
Total† 534 245 (0.46) 56 51 (0.91)

*Total numbers and rates per specimen of all enteropathogens across all specimens collected at each site; multiple pathogens in a single specimen were counted as multiple entries.
†Incidence rate χ2, p<0.0001.

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