Ehrlichia
HGE & EGE
CLINICAL SIGNS VARY BUT INCLUDE
 Fever, Chills, Malaise, Headache, Myalgia, Nausea, vomiting,
Respiratory distress

We need your help in identifying suspect cases of ehrlichiosis and providing appropriate samples to obtain parasite isolates 

If a patient is suspected of having ehrlichiosis, please contact:
Dr. John E. Madigan 
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology
School of Veterinary Medicine
 University of California at Davis
Davis, CA 95616
Phone; (530) 752-6513, Fax; (530)752-0414
jemadigan@ucdavis.edu
 If a human patient is suspected of having ehrlichiosis in California, please contact:
 
Janet Foley
Center for Companion Animal Health
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California,
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530)752-1064
jefoley@ucdavis.edu
 or for human cases for all of UNITED STATES please contact:
John Stephen Dumler
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions 
Department of Pathology, Meyer  B-193 
600 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, 21287 
Phone; (410) 955-5077, Beeper; (410) 283-3429
sdumler@pathlan.path.jhu.edu

 IMMEDIATE submission of blood samples will greatly facilitate Ehrlichia diagnosis by culture.
We need blood samples within:
1x yellow (ACD) or
1x Lavender (EDTA) top

Send on ICE PACK to:


Spirochaeta and Rickettsia Laboratory
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology

School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, California 95616-8737
Phone: (530)752-2371, FAX: (530)752-0414
E-mail: ewderock@ucdavis.edu


 Designed by J. S. Chae. Send comments and suggestions to:
 jchae@ucdavis.edu