Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Europe: clinical and laboratory findings for four patients from Slovenia.

@article{LotriFurlan1998HumanGE,
  title={Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Europe: clinical and laboratory findings for four patients from Slovenia.},
  author={Stanka Lotri{\vc}-Furlan and Miro Petrovec and Tatjana Av{\vs}i{\vc} Županc and William L. Nicholson and John W. Sumner and James Emory Childs and Franc Strle},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={424-8}
}
Febrile illnesses following a tick bite in patients from Slovenia were evaluated for an ehrlichial etiology. A case of acute human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) was confirmed by seroconversion to the HGE agent or molecular identification of ehrlichial organisms. Acute infection with the HGE agent was confirmed in four patients. None of the patients had detectable antibodies to the HGE agent at their first visit, but polymerase chain reaction analysis was positive for three patients. All four… CONTINUE READING