Human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME) is caused by Ehrlichia chaffeensis, an obligate intracellular bacterium that infects mononuclear phagocytic cells. We report a unique case of HME diagnosed in a woman who presented with abdominal pain and acute appendicitis during early pregnancy and whose condition progressively deteriorated to adult respiratory distress syndrome.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases