Clinical and laboratory characteristics of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis.

  title={Clinical and laboratory characteristics of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis.},
  author={Johan S. Bakken and J K Krueth and C Wilson-Nordskog and Robert L Tilden and K M Asanovich and John Stephen Dumler},
  volume={275 3},
OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical and laboratory features observed in patients with human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) and evaluate the utility of the diagnostic tools used to confirm the diagnosis. DESIGN Retrospective case study of 41 patients with laboratory-diagnosed HGE. SETTING A total of 228 patients from Minnesota and Wisconsin were evaluated between June 1990 and May 1995. METHODS Cases were presumptively identified by a history of an influenzalike illness acquired in an… CONTINUE READING