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Research Article

Comparison of Real-Time Quantitative PCR and Culture for the Diagnosis of Emerging Rickettsioses

  • Emmanouil Angelakis,
  • Hervé Richet,
  • Jean-Marc Rolain,
  • Bernard La Scola,
  • Didier Raoult mail

    Didier.raoult@gmail.com

    Affiliation: URMITE UMR 6236, CNRS-IRD, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Marseille, France

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  • Published: March 06, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001540

About the Authors

Didier Raoult
URMITE UMR 6236, CNRS-IRD, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Marseille, France

Corresponding Author

Email: Didier.raoult@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DR EA. Performed the experiments: EA. Analyzed the data: EA HR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EA J-MR BLS. Wrote the paper: EA DR.