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Reinfection with <i>Ehrlichia chaffeensis</i> in a Liver Transplant Recipient

Allison M. Liddell, John W. Sumner, Christopher D. Paddock, Yasuko Rikihisa, Ahmet Unver, Richard S. Buller and Gregory A. Storch

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 12, pages 1644-1647
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340523
Reinfection with Ehrlichia chaffeensis in a Liver Transplant Recipient

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Human monocytic ehrlichiosis is an emerging infection caused by Ehrlichia chaffeensis, but reinfection with this agent has not been described. We report a case of reinfection with E. chaffeensis after a 2-year interval in a 56-year-old liver transplant recipient with frequent tick attachments.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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