A confirmed Ehrlichia ewingii infection likely acquired through platelet transfusion

Joanna Regan, James Matthias, Audrey Green-Murphy, Danielle Stanek, Marsha Bertholf, Bobbi S. Pritt, Lynne M. Sloan, Aubree J. Kelly, Joseph Singleton, Jennifer H. McQuiston, Susan N. Hocevar, John P. Whittle

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Abstract

Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne disease that ranges in severity from asymptomatic infection to fatal sepsis. Ehrlichiosis acquired from transfusion of blood products has not been documented in the literature to date. A case of Ehrlichia ewingii infection likely transmitted by transfusion of leukoreduced platelets is described, and public health implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume56
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2013

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Ehrlichia
Ehrlichiosis
Platelet Transfusion
Tick-Borne Diseases
Asymptomatic Infections
Infection
Blood Transfusion
Sepsis
Public Health

Keywords

  • ehrlichiosis
  • leukoreduction
  • tick-borne
  • transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Regan, J., Matthias, J., Green-Murphy, A., Stanek, D., Bertholf, M., Pritt, B. S., ... Whittle, J. P. (2013). A confirmed Ehrlichia ewingii infection likely acquired through platelet transfusion. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 56(12). https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cit177

A confirmed Ehrlichia ewingii infection likely acquired through platelet transfusion. / Regan, Joanna; Matthias, James; Green-Murphy, Audrey; Stanek, Danielle; Bertholf, Marsha; Pritt, Bobbi S.; Sloan, Lynne M.; Kelly, Aubree J.; Singleton, Joseph; McQuiston, Jennifer H.; Hocevar, Susan N.; Whittle, John P.

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 56, No. 12, 15.06.2013.

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Regan, J, Matthias, J, Green-Murphy, A, Stanek, D, Bertholf, M, Pritt, BS, Sloan, LM, Kelly, AJ, Singleton, J, McQuiston, JH, Hocevar, SN & Whittle, JP 2013, 'A confirmed Ehrlichia ewingii infection likely acquired through platelet transfusion', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 56, no. 12. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cit177
Regan J, Matthias J, Green-Murphy A, Stanek D, Bertholf M, Pritt BS et al. A confirmed Ehrlichia ewingii infection likely acquired through platelet transfusion. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2013 Jun 15;56(12). https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cit177
Regan, Joanna ; Matthias, James ; Green-Murphy, Audrey ; Stanek, Danielle ; Bertholf, Marsha ; Pritt, Bobbi S. ; Sloan, Lynne M. ; Kelly, Aubree J. ; Singleton, Joseph ; McQuiston, Jennifer H. ; Hocevar, Susan N. ; Whittle, John P. / A confirmed Ehrlichia ewingii infection likely acquired through platelet transfusion. In: Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2013 ; Vol. 56, No. 12.
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