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  1. Human ehrlichiosis in the United States, 1985 to 1990.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To describe the epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory manifestations, response to therapy, and factors related to morbidity and mortality in a large group of patients with ehrlichiosis.

    Design

    Case-series.

    Setting

    Laboratory-based surveillance in the United States.

    Patients

    237 patients whose serum had a fourfold increase or decrease in antibodies to Ehrlichia canis or E. chaffeensis.

    Measurements

    Epidemiologic, clinical, laboratory data, hospitalization, duration of illness, complications, and treatment response.

    Results

    From 1985 through 1990, 237 case-patients were identified in 21 states; rates exceeded 1 per 100 000 per year in only 5 counties.

    Incidence rates increased with age and were higher among men.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Ehrlichiose, Rickettsialose, Bactériose, Infection, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ehrlichia infection, Rickettsialosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Human, United States, North America, America, Prevalence, Epidemiology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0420464

    Code Inist : 002B05B02L8. Création : 199406.