Ehrlichia phagocytophila


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Ehrlichia phagocytophila

the bacterial species that causes human granulocytic ehrlichiosis; also causes tick-borne fever in cattle; occurs in the Midatlantic, southern New England, and southern Midwest and is spread by ticks (Ixodes).

A·na·plas·ma pha·go·cy·to·phil·um

(an'ă-plaz'mă fā'gō-sī-tŏ-f'il-um)
A bacterial species that causes human granulocytic ehrlichiosis; also causes tick-borne fever in cattle; spread by ticks (Ixodes), it occurs in the United States in the Middle Atlantic states, southern New England, and the lower Midwest.

Ehrlichia phagocytophila

The former name of the bacterium now known as Anaplasma phagocytophilum.
See: Anaplasma phagocytophilum
See also: Ehrlichia
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Owens et al., "Genetic variants of Ehrlichia phagocytophila, Rhode Island and Connecticut," Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol.
Immunity reduces reservoir host competence of Peromyscus leucopus for Ehrlichia phagocytophila. Infect Immun.
To the Editor: Anaplasma phagocytophilum was defined to include Ehrlichia phagocytophila, E.
Antibodies reactive with Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia phagocytophila genogroup antigens and the spotted fever group rickettsial antigens, in free-ranging jackals (Canis aureus syriacus) from Israel.
ankA: an Ehrlichia phagocytophila group gene encoding a protein antigen with ankyrin-like repeats.
Anaplasma phagocytophilum (formerly known as the agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis), Ehrlichia phagocytophila, and E.
To the Editor: Anaplasma phagocytophilum (formerly Ehrlichia phagocytophila), a tick-transmitted pathogen that infects several animal species, including humans (involved as accidental "dead-end" hosts), is the causative agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA).
Reorganization of genera hl the families Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales: unification of some species of Ehrlichia with Anaplasma, Cowdria with Ehrlichia and Ehrlichia with Neorickettsia, descriptions of six new species combinations and designation of Ehrlichia equi and "HGE agent" as subjective synonyms of Ehrlichia phagocytophila. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol.
Infection with Ehrlichia phagocytophila, the agent of HGE, occurs in areas endemic for Borrelia burgdorferi (3).
Reorganization of genera in the families Riekettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales: unification of some species of Ehrlichia with Anaplasma, Cowdria with Ehrlichia and Ehrlichia with Neorickettsia, descriptions of six new species combinations and designation of Ehrlichia equi and 'HGE agent' as subjective synonyms of Ehrlichia phagocytophila, Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001;51:2145-55.