Comparison of simultaneous splenic sample PCR with blood sample PCR for diagnosis and treatment of experimental Ehrlichia canis infection

Shimon Harrus*, Martin Kenny, Limor Miara, Itzhak Aizenberg, Trevor Waner, Susan Shaw

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Abstract

This report presents evidence that dogs recover from acute canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (CME) after 16 days of doxycycline treatment (10 mg/kg of body weight every 24 h). Blood PCR was as valuable as splenic aspirate PCR for early diagnosis of acute CME. Splenic aspirate PCR was, however, superior to blood PCR for the evaluation of ehrlichial elimination.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)4488-4490
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume48
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004

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