Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Northern California: two case descriptions with genetic analysis of the Ehrlichiae.

@article{Foley1999HumanGE,
  title={Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Northern California: two case descriptions with genetic analysis of the Ehrlichiae.},
  author={Janet E. Foley and Leta Crawford-Miksza and John Stephen Dumler and Carol Ann Glaser and J s Chae and Elaine Yeh and David Schnurr and Roberta Hood and William Hunter and John E. Madigan},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={388-92}
}
We report two cases of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) that occurred in northern California in summer 1998. Patients had fever, malaise, and myalgia, reported tick bites, had moderate thrombocytopenia, and had normal or slightly elevated liver enzyme activities. Ehrlichial inclusions were observed in the blood of one patient, and HGE-agent DNA was amplified by PCR from both patients. Genetically, the strains resembled horse isolates from northern California. The close spatial and temporal… CONTINUE READING

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