First reported case of Ehrlichia ewingii involving human bone marrow

M. Brandon Allen, Bobbi S. Pritt, Lynne M. Sloan, Christopher D. Paddock, Chaitanya K. Musham, Jeanette M. Ramos, Neslihan Cetin, Eric R. Rosenbaum

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Abstract

A 65-year-old female with a history of multiple tick bites presented with fever and pancytopenia. Intracytoplasmic rickettsial morulae were detected on peripheral smear and bone marrow biopsy specimens, and PCR amplified Ehrlichia ewingii DNA from both specimens. To our knowledge, this is the first report of E. ewingii infection of human bone marrow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4102-4104
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume52
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Allen, M. B., Pritt, B. S., Sloan, L. M., Paddock, C. D., Musham, C. K., Ramos, J. M., Cetin, N., & Rosenbaum, E. R. (2014). First reported case of Ehrlichia ewingii involving human bone marrow. Journal of clinical microbiology, 52(11), 4102-4104. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01670-14