TABLE 1.

Number of DNA copies detected for nine patients with Whipple's disease

Patient/sex/ageaSampleNumber of copies detected
ITSrpoB
1/M/48Lymph node tissue150,000170,000
2/M/62Duodenal biopsy specimen30,00058,000
3/M/46Duodenal biopsy specimen300120
4/F/33Duodenal biopsy specimen100100
5/M/57Duodenal biopsy specimen20,00015,000
6/F/71Duodenal biopsy specimen10,0006,500
7/M/61Duodenal biopsy specimen500500
8/M/66Duodenal biopsy specimen9001,000
9/M/63Cardiac valve specimen9001,200
  • a M, male; F, female. Ages are given in years.