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Ehrlichia and Anaplasma

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. J. Stephen Dumler MD1,
  2. Didier Raoult MD, PhD2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0080

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Dumler, J. S. and Raoult, D. 2010. Ehrlichia and Anaplasma. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Baltimore, MD, USA

  2. 2

    Unité des Rickettsies CNRS UMR 6020, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Historical Perspectives
  • 3
    Habitat
  • 4
    Microenvironment and Morphology
  • 5
    Staining Procedures
  • 6
    Laboratory Isolation, Cultural Characteristics, and Growth Requirements
  • 7
    Replication
  • 8
    Metabolism
  • 9
    Classification
  • 10
    Genome
  • 11
    Cell-Wall Composition and Antigenic Properties
  • 12
    Identification and Typing Methods
  • 13
    Transmission, Pathogenesis, and Clinical Manifestations
  • 14
    Epidemiology and Natural History
  • 15
    Specimen Collection and Diagnosis
  • 16
    Susceptibility to Antimicrobial Agents
  • 17
    Tick Testing as a Predictor of Disease

Keywords:

  • Ehrlichia and Anaplasma;
  • Rickettsiaceae family;
  • Anaplasmataceae-important pathogens of man and animals;
  • replication of Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Wolbachia, and Neorickettsia spp-occurring by binary fission;
  • Rickettsiae classification-undergoing significant change;
  • cell-wall composition and antigenic properties;
  • Ehrlichia genus human infections;
  • ‘EHRLICHIOSIS EWINGII’ (Ehrlichia ewingii)