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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Jan;22(1):91-2.

Simultaneous infection with Borrelia burgdorferi and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis.

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Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.


A 5-year-old child with simultaneous early Lyme disease and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) is described. Because of the shared vector, HGE and Lyme disease are increasingly identified as coinfections in tick-exposed patients. Early recognition of concurrent Lyme disease and HGE is important because amoxicillin, an antibiotic of choice for young children with early Lyme disease, is ineffective for HGE.

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