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Tropheryma

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Matthias Maiwald MD PhD FRCPA D(ABMM) Associate Professor and Consultant Microbiologist1,2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0040

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Maiwald, M. 2010. Tropheryma. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Flinders University Medical Centre, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Bedford Park, Australia

  2. 2

    Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Definition
  • 3
    Historical Perspective
  • 4
    Clinical Manifestations
  • 5
    Epidemiology and Pathogenicity
  • 6
    Classification and Phylogeny
  • 7
    Morphology
  • 8
    Culture
  • 9
    Diagnosis and Identification
  • 10
    Strain Differentiation
  • 11
    Antimicrobial Treatment
  • 12
    Genetics and Genomics
  • 13
    Note Added in Proof
  • 14
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • Tropheryma whipplei, agent of Whipple's disease;
  • Whipple's disease-a multisystem disease;
  • phylogenetic relationship of Whipple's disease bacterium within actinomycetes;
  • Streptococcus spp., Corynebacterium spp., and Haemophilus spp;
  • upper gastrointestinal endoscopy-first-line approach to diagnosis of suspected Whipple's disease;
  • antimicrobial treatment;
  • exploring strain differences of T. whipplei and 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer sequence;
  • genome of T. whipplei strain TW08/27-sequencing and analysis