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Volume 28, Number 12—December 2022

Observational Cohort Study of Evolving Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Virologic Features of Monkeypox in Southern France

Nadim CassirComments to Author , Florian Cardona, Hervé Tissot-Dupont, Christiane Bruel, Barbara Doudier, Salima Lahouel, Karim Bendamardji, Céline Boschi, Sarah Aherfi, Sophie Edouard, Jean-Christophe Lagier, Philippe Colson, Philippe Gautret, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Philippe Parola, Philippe Brouqui, Bernard La-Scola, and Matthieu Million
Author affiliations: IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France (N. Cassir, F. Cardona, H. Tissot-Dupont, B. Doudier, S. Lahouel, K. Bendamardji, C. Boschi, S. Aherfi, S. Edouard, J.-C. Lagier, P. Colson, P. Gautret, P.-E. Fournier, P. Parola, P. Brouqui, B. La-Scola, M. Million); Aix-Marseille Université, IRD, AP-HM, MEPHI, Marseille (N. Cassir, H. Tissot-Dupont, C. Boschi, S. Aherfi, S. Edouard, J.-C. Lagier, P. Colson, P. Gautret, P. Brouqui, B. La-Scola, M. Million); Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille, Marseille (F. Cardona, B. Doudier, S. Lahouel, K. Bendamardji); Regional Health Agency of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (ARS Paca), Marseille (C. Bruel); Aix Marseille Université, IRD, AP-HM, SSA, VITROME, Marseille (P.-E. Fournier, P. Parola)

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Table 3

PCR and microbiological results for patients with monkeypox in Marseille during the 2022 outbreak in southern France*

Variable Positive samples/total (%) Mean Ct (SD)
PCR results
Skin swabs 69/84 (82) 28.3 (4.7)
Genital swabs 67/69 (97) 26.2 (4.0)
Throat swabs 50/116 (43) 32.2 (3.4)
Rectal swabs
68/105 (65)
26.1 (5.2)
Concurrent STIs
HIV 2/9 (22.2) NA
Chlamydia trachomatis 4/127 (3.1) NA
Neisseria gonorrhoeae 13/127 (10.2) NA
Mycoplasma genitalium 1/127 (0.8) NA
Syphilis 4/127 (3.1) NA
Trichomonas vaginalis 1/127 (0.8) NA
Other STIs 19/127 (15) NA

*Ct, cycle threshold; STI, sexually transmitted infection; NA, not applicable.

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