Human monocytic ehrlichiosis presenting as acute appendicitis during pregnancy

Ann E. Smith Sehdev, Paul S. Sehdev, Ruth Jacobs, J. Stephen Dumler

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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