The interface between research and the diagnosis of an emerging tick-borne disease, human ehrlichiosis due to Ehrlichia chaffeensis.

@article{Dawson1996TheIB,
  title={The interface between research and the diagnosis of an emerging tick-borne disease, human ehrlichiosis due to Ehrlichia chaffeensis.},
  author={Jacqueline E. Dawson and Cynthia K. Warner and Steven Standaert and James G. Olson},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={156 2},
  pages={137-42}
}
Two new ehrlichial species that cause human disease have recently been identified: Ehrlichia chaffeensis and the currently unnamed agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis. Our objective was to review data on the clinical presentation, laboratory and epidemiological findings, therapy, and diagnostic procedures of patients with human ehrlichiosis due to E chaffeensis. From 1986 through 1994, 400 case patients were identified from 30 US states. Most patients had a nonspecific illness… CONTINUE READING