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Culture of Tropheryma whippelii from the Vitreous Fluid of a Patient Presenting with Unilateral Uveitis

Michel Drancourt, MD, PhD; Didier Raoult, MD, PhD; Hubert Lépidi, MD, PhD; Florence Fénollar, MD; Marie-Laure Birg; Bahram Bodaghi, MD, PhD; Phuc Le Hoang, MD, PhD; and Jean-Daniel Lelièvre, MD
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From Unité des Rickettsie, 13385 Marseille, France; Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpétrière, 75013 Paris, France; and Hôpital Bichat, 75877 Paris, France.

Acknowledgments: The authors acknowledge Dr. Patrick Kelly for reviewing the manuscript.

Grant Support: By a grant of Programme Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique 2001, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM).

Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(12):1046-1047. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-139-12-200312160-00025
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Demonstration of by immunohistochemical staining in foamy macrophages seen in the lamina propria of the duodenal villous tips. (Original magnification, ×400). detected by immunocytochemical staining in blood monocyte cytoplasm. (Original magnification, ×1000). detected by immunocytochemical staining in monocytes present in the aqueous humor of the ocular anterior chamber ( ). Note the numerous extracellular bacteria in the background released from burst monocytes. The asterisk indicates duodenal villous tips. (Original magnification, ×400). immunodetection in the aqueous humor of a negative control. (Original magnification, ×400).

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