Predominance of Ehrlichia ewingii in Missouri dogs.

  title={Predominance of Ehrlichia ewingii in Missouri dogs.},
  author={Allison M Liddell and Steven L. Stockham and M. A. Scott and John W. Sumner and Christopher D Paddock and Monique Gaudreault-Keener and Max Q. Arens and Gregory A Storch},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={41 10},
To investigate the species distribution of Ehrlichia present in Missouri dogs, we tested 78 dogs suspected of having acute ehrlichiosis and 10 healthy dogs. Blood from each dog was screened with a broad-range 16S rRNA gene PCR assay that detects known pathogenic species of Ehrlichia and ANAPLASMA: The species was determined by using species-specific PCR assays and nucleotide sequencing. Ehrlichia antibody testing was performed by using an indirect immunofluorescence assay with Ehrlichia… CONTINUE READING