Fatal monocytic ehrlichiosis in woman, Mexico, 2013

Carolina G. Sosa-Gutierrez, Fortino Solorzano-Santos, David Walker, Javier Torres, Carlos A. Serrano, Guadalupe Gordillo-Perez

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Abstract

Human monocytic ehrlichiosis is a febrile illness caused by Ehrlichia chaffeensis, an intracellular bacterium transmitted by ticks. In Mexico, a case of E. chaffeensis infection in an immunocompetent 31-year-old woman without recognized tick bite was fatal. This diagnosis should be considered for patients with fever, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver enzyme levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-874
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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Sosa-Gutierrez, C. G., Solorzano-Santos, F., Walker, D., Torres, J., Serrano, C. A., & Gordillo-Perez, G. (2016). Fatal monocytic ehrlichiosis in woman, Mexico, 2013. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 22(5), 871-874. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2205.151217