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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Ehrlichia chaffeensis
Ehrlichiosis
Mexico
Fever
Tick Bites
Leukopenia
Ticks
Thrombocytopenia
Bacteria
Liver
Enzymes
Infection

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  • 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

Fatal monocytic ehrlichiosis in woman, Mexico, 2013. / Sosa-Gutierrez, Carolina G.; Solorzano-Santos, Fortino; Walker, David; Torres, Javier; Serrano, Carlos A.; Gordillo-Perez, Guadalupe.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 22, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 871-874.

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Sosa-Gutierrez, CG, Solorzano-Santos, F, Walker, D, Torres, J, Serrano, CA & Gordillo-Perez, G 2016, 'Fatal monocytic ehrlichiosis in woman, Mexico, 2013', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 871-874. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2205.151217
Sosa-Gutierrez CG, Solorzano-Santos F, Walker D, Torres J, Serrano CA, Gordillo-Perez G. Fatal monocytic ehrlichiosis in woman, Mexico, 2013. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2016 May 1;22(5):871-874. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2205.151217
Sosa-Gutierrez, Carolina G. ; Solorzano-Santos, Fortino ; Walker, David ; Torres, Javier ; Serrano, Carlos A. ; Gordillo-Perez, Guadalupe. / Fatal monocytic ehrlichiosis in woman, Mexico, 2013. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2016 ; Vol. 22, No. 5. pp. 871-874.
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