Ehrlichia


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Related to Ehrlichia: Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis

Ehrlichia

[er′lik·ē·ə]
(microbiology)
A genus of the tribe Ehrlichieae; coccoid to ellipsoidal or pleomorphic cells; intracellular parasites in cytoplasm of host leukocytes.
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Ehrlichia sps., which is what your dog tested positive for, is a tick-borne rickettsial disease agent.
Evaluation of Gulf Coast ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) for Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species.
Concomitant Babesia gibsoni and Ehrlichia canis infection in a dog.
It demonstrated a preponderance of atypical T cells and dropped [CD4.sup.+] and [CD8.sup.+] cells, which have been described anecdotally in Ehrlichia infections.
Thirty-one percent (23/75) of dogs with anemia, 4% (3/75) of dogs with leucopenia, 80% (60/75) of dogs with thrombocytopenia, 17% (13/75) of dogs with hemorrhages, and 59% (44/75) of dogs with ticks were positive for Ehrlichia spp.
Useable gltA sequences were obtained for six of the animals studied (copy numbers 33,100 to 42,900/mL blood, mean 37,600) showing five, all cattle from Yunnan, to be infected with an Ehrlichia sp.
Ehrlichia equi infection of horses from Minnesota and Wisconsin: Detection of seroconversion and acute disease investigation.
(16) In addition, the A americanum samples were screened for Ehrlichia species in a 20 [micro]L real-time multiplex reaction designed to amplify and differentiate a segment of the heat shock protein operon groEL of E chaffeensis and E ewingii (28) using the Light-Cycler FastStart DNA Master HybProbe kit (Roche) and 2 [micro]L of sample.