Detection of Wolbachia genes in a patient with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

X. P. Chen, Y. J. Dong, W. P. Guo, W. Wang, M. H. Li, J. Xu, J. S. Dumler, Y. Z. Zhang

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Wolbachia 16S rRNA and fbpA genes were twice detected over 5 days in the blood of a patient with high fever. The patient was given fluoroquinolones and the fever resolved. Four weeks later, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and received R-CHOP (Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, Prednisolone) treatment resulting in complete remission. This is the first report of detection of Wolbachia genes from the blood of human patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182.e1-182.e4
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


  • Infection
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Wolbachia agent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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