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Serological evidence of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Switzerland


Pusterla, N; Weber, R; Wolfensberger, C; Schär, G; Zbinden, R; Fierz, W; Madigan, J E; Dumler, J S; Lutz, H (1998). Serological evidence of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Switzerland. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 17(3):207-209.

Abstract

To investigate whether human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) is prevalent in Switzerland, 1515 human serum samples from individuals with different risks for tick exposure were tested for antibodies toEhrlichia phagocytophila, a surrogate marker of the agent of HGE. The distribution of titres showed marked differences between sera of individuals with no or low risk for tick exposure and those with a high risk. The results of serological testing provided evidence of HGE in Switzerland as well as evidence of two types of coinfections: those with the agent of HGE andBorrelia burgdorferi, and those with the agent of HGE and the central European tickborne encephalitis virus

Abstract

To investigate whether human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) is prevalent in Switzerland, 1515 human serum samples from individuals with different risks for tick exposure were tested for antibodies toEhrlichia phagocytophila, a surrogate marker of the agent of HGE. The distribution of titres showed marked differences between sera of individuals with no or low risk for tick exposure and those with a high risk. The results of serological testing provided evidence of HGE in Switzerland as well as evidence of two types of coinfections: those with the agent of HGE andBorrelia burgdorferi, and those with the agent of HGE and the central European tickborne encephalitis virus

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 March 1998
Deposited On:06 Dec 2018 16:08
Last Modified:09 Dec 2018 09:38
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0934-9723
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/bf01691120
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencespringer101007BF01691120 (Library Catalogue)
PubMed ID:9665305

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