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)
Pages (from-to)e105-e107
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume56
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2013

Keywords

  • ehrlichiosis
  • leukoreduction
  • tick-borne
  • transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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