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Tropheryma whipplei

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Agent of Whipple’s disease (WD), distant relationship to actinomyces by 16s rDNA sequencing.
  • Detected in multiple environmental samples, including soil and sewerage. Considered ubiquitous.
  • Fastidious organism, 0.25µm rods may appear Gram-positive upon staining.
  • Correct nomenclature: Tropheryma whipplei (not T. whippelii).

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Last updated: May 4, 2019

Citation

Auwaerter, Paul. "Tropheryma Whipplei." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540566/all/Tropheryma_whipplei.
Auwaerter P. Tropheryma whipplei. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540566/all/Tropheryma_whipplei. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. (2019). Tropheryma whipplei. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540566/all/Tropheryma_whipplei
Auwaerter P. Tropheryma Whipplei [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540566/all/Tropheryma_whipplei.
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