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Septicemia caused by tick-borne bacterial pathogen Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis


Fehr, J S; Bloemberg, G V; Ritter, C; Hombach, M; Lüscher, T F; Weber, R; Keller, P M (2010). Septicemia caused by tick-borne bacterial pathogen Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(7):1127-1129.

Abstract

We have repeatedly detected Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis, a bacterium first described in Rattus norvegicus rats and Ixodes ovatus ticks in Japan in 2004 in the blood of a 61-year-old man with signs of septicemia by 16S rRNA and groEL gene PCR. After 6 weeks of therapy with doxycycline and rifampin, the patient recovered.

We have repeatedly detected Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis, a bacterium first described in Rattus norvegicus rats and Ixodes ovatus ticks in Japan in 2004 in the blood of a 61-year-old man with signs of septicemia by 16S rRNA and groEL gene PCR. After 6 weeks of therapy with doxycycline and rifampin, the patient recovered.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:15 Jan 2011 16:34
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:27
Publisher:National Center for Infectious Diseases
ISSN:1080-6040
Publisher DOI:10.3201/eid1607.091907
PubMed ID:20587186
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-39789

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