human granulocytic ehrlichiosis


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human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE)

human granulocytic ehrlichiosis

Infectious diseases Infection by Ehrlichia chaffeensis, a rickettsia-like organism genetically similar to E phagocytophila and E equi, transmitted by the Lyme disease tick, which may be associated with Lyme disease Clinical High fever, chills, sweating, myalgia, nausea and vomiting, headache, shaking chills, coughing, severe pain–like being 'hit by a bus,' followed by septic state Management Doxycycline. Cf Human monocytic ehrlichiosis.

hu·man gran·u·lo·cyt·ic ehr·lich·i·o·sis

(HGE) (hū'măn gran'yū-lō-sit'ik er-lik'ē-ō'sis)
A febrile disease causing headache and myalgia and sometimes involving the respiratory, digestive, and central nervous systems; caused by Anaplasma phagocytophaga, which is transmitted by ixodid ticks; laboratory findings include leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and inclusion bodies (morulae) in neutrophils.
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Epidemiological aspects of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in southern Germany.
A population-based seroepidemiologic study of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis and Lyme borreliosis on the west coast of Sweden.
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Lotrie-Furlan S, Petrovee M, Avsic-Zupanc T, Strle E Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Slovenia.
Immunization against the agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in a murine model.
Infection with agents of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and babesiosis in wild white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in Connecticut.
We report a patient with febrile illness and epidemiologic and clinical findings consistent with human granulocytic ehrlichiosis and tickborne encephalitis, in whom infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum was demonstrated by polymerase chain reaction and seroconversion.
Recognition and emergence of human tickborne ehrlichiosis are recent and continuing events, beginning with human monocytic ehrlichiosis and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, reported first in the United States in 1987 and 1994, respectively.
equi, and the human granulocytic ehrlichiosis agent [HGE agent] [1]) is well established as a worldwide tickborne agent of veterinary importance and is considered an emerging human pathogen.
Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) was first described in 1994 in patients from Wisconsin and Minnesota (3).
Physicians should also be alert to the possibility that patients could be coinfected with the etiologic agents of Lyme disease or human granulocytic ehrlichiosis.
Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) is an emerging tick-borne disease described for the first time in 1994 in the United States (l).

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