Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis in Belgium: an underestimated cause of disease.

@article{Heyman2003HumanGE,
  title={Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis in Belgium: an underestimated cause of disease.},
  author={Paul Heyman and Christel Cochez and Geoffroy Bigaignon and Beno{\^i}t Guillaume and Martin Zizi and Christian Vandenvelde},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={129-32}
}
OBJECTIVES Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (HGE) is a recently discovered zoonosis and, in Europe, not always included in laboratory testing when a patient presents with a history of tick bite. The available serology results indicate that HGE should be included in the screening panel when a tick-borne disease is suspected. METHODS Serological methods were applied; i.e. indirect immunofluorescence and Western Blot analysis. Sixty-five serum samples from 47 patients were analysed, of six… CONTINUE READING

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