Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in pancreas transplant recipients.

  title={Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in pancreas transplant recipients.},
  author={Jennifer Trofe and Kunam Sudhakar Reddy and Robert J Stratta and Sherri D Flax and K Troy Somerville and Rita R. Alloway and Maria Francesca Egidi and M. Hosein Shokouh-Amiri and A Osama Gaber},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  volume={3 1},
Human ehrlichioses are tick-borne infections caused by bacteria in the genus Ehrlichia of the family Rickettsiaceae. To date there have been three cases of ehrlichiosis reported in the transplant population, a human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME) infection in a liver transplant recipient and two cases of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) in kidney transplant recipients. We report three pancreas transplant patients who developed HGE in the last two years at a single southeastern center in the… CONTINUE READING