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The first report of human
illness associated with the Panola Mountain Ehrlichia species:
a case report
Two species of Ehrlichia are
known to cause human illness. Several other species have been discovered in
ticks and animals, and recent reports suggest that some of these Ehrlichia species
might be human pathogens. We report here the first association of a recently
discovered pathogen, the Panola Mountain Ehrlichia species,
with a case of human illness.
A 31-year-old man from Atlanta,
Georgia (GA) in the United States of America (USA) presented with a persistent
sore neck of 3 weeks duration following a tick bite. DNA from the Panola
Mountain Ehrlichia species, which was recently discovered in a
goat in Georgia, was detected in an acute blood sample. Serologic testing was
inconclusive. Polymerase chain reaction tests for other tick-borne diseases
found in this region were negative. The patient rapidly improved in response to
Detection of Ehrlichia DNA
in an acute blood sample meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
laboratory confirmation criteria for ehrlichiosis, and response to doxycycline
provides supporting clinical evidence. The Panola Mountain Ehrlichia species,
an emerging pathogen transmitted by ticks in the eastern USA, should be
considered as a possible cause of tick-borne illness in this region.
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