Early diagnosis of Ehrlichia ewingii infection in a lung transplant recipient by peripheral blood smear

Hariharan Regunath, Christian Rojas-Moreno, Juan Olano, Richard D. Hammer, William Salzer

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Abstract

Ehrlichiosis in lung transplant (LT) recipients is associated with severe outcomes. Ehrlichia ewingii is a less frequent cause of symptomatic ehrlichiosis, characterized by cytoplasmic inclusions (morulae) within circulating neutrophils. We report a case of E. ewingii infection in an LT recipient diagnosed promptly by blood smear exam and confirmed with molecular studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere12652
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • blood smear
  • doxycycline
  • Ehrlichia ewingii
  • fever
  • lung transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Infectious Diseases

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