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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000006
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Molecular Subtyping of Treponema pallidum in Paris, France

Grange, Philippe Alain PhD*; Allix-Beguec, Caroline PhD; Chanal, Johan MD*‡; Benhaddou, Nadjet MD§; Gerhardt, Philippe MD; Morini, Jean-Pierre MD; Deleuze, Jean MD; Lassau, François MD; Janier, Michel MD; Dupin, Nicolas MD*‡

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Abstract

Two major Treponema pallidum subtypes, 14 d/g and 14 d/f, were identified in a population of 119 patients with syphilis in Paris, France, characterized by a high proportion of men who have sex with men. A new subtype named 11 q/j was characterized, and a reinfection case was determined in 1 patient having consecuitve syphilis infection at 19-month interval.

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