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Infections with the tick-borne bacterium "Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis" mimic noninfectious conditions in patients with B cell malignancies or autoimmune diseases.

Authors
  • Grankvist, Anna
  • Andersson, Per-Ola
  • Mattsson, Mattias
  • Sender, Monica
  • Vaht, Krista
  • Höper, Linnea
  • Sakiniene, Egidija
  • Trysberg, Estelle
  • Stenson, Martin
  • Fehr, Jan
  • Pekova, Sona
  • Bogdan, Christian
  • Bloemberg, Guido
  • Wennerås, Christine
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2014
Volume
58
Issue
12
Pages
1716–1722
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciu189
PMID: 24647019
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Candidatus N. mikurensis is an emerging tick-borne pathogen that may give rise to a systemic inflammatory syndrome in persons with hematologic or autoimmune diseases that could be mistaken for recurrence of the underlying disease and/or unrelated arteriosclerotic vascular events. Awareness of this new pathogen is warranted among rheumatologists, hematologists, oncologists, and infectious disease specialists.

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