Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in southern Germany: increased seroprevalence in high-risk groups.

@article{Fingerle1997HumanGE,
  title={Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in southern Germany: increased seroprevalence in high-risk groups.},
  author={Volker Fingerle and Jessica L. Goodman and R. Colin Johnson and Timothy J. Kurtti and Ulrike Gertrud Munderloh and Bettina Wilske},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 12},
  pages={3244-7}
}
To date, human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE), the causative agent of which is likely transmitted by ticks in the Ixodes ricinus-Ixodes persulcatus complex, has not been diagnosed with certainty in patients outside the United States. The presence of a closely related vector tick, I. ricinus, as well as the occurrence of similar Ehrlichia spp. of veterinary importance, suggests that this disease is likely to be present in Europe. The aim of the present study was to compare the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING

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