Epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory findings of human ehrlichiosis in the United States, 1988.

@article{Eng1990EpidemiologicCA,
  title={Epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory findings of human ehrlichiosis in the United States, 1988.},
  author={Thomas R. Eng and J. R. Harkess and Daniel B. Fishbein and Jacqueline E. Dawson and Christopher N. Greene and Marc A. Redus and F T Satalowich},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1990},
  volume={264 17},
  pages={2251-8}
}
In 1988, the Centers for Disease Control and the Oklahoma State Department of Health identified 40 patients who had a fourfold or greater change in antibody titer in response to Ehrlichia canis. The median age of these patients was 42 years, 83% were male, 76% became ill between May and July, and 92% reported recent exposures to ticks. Patients resided in or were exposed to ticks in 14 states, including five where ehrlichiosis had not been reported before 1988. Thirty-four patients (85%) were… CONTINUE READING
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