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Volume 22, Number 5—May 2016

Expanded Geographic Distribution and Clinical Characteristics of Ehrlichia ewingii Infections, United States

Rebecca M. Harris1, Brianne A. Couturier, Stephan C. Sample, Katrina S. Coulter, Kathleen K. Casey, and Robert SchlabergComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (R.M. Harris, R. Schlaberg); Associated Regional and University Pathologists Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology, Salt Lake City (B.A. Couturier, R. Schlaberg); Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center, Jasper, Indiana, USA (S.C. Sample); University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA (K.S. Coulter); Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey, USA (K.K. Casey)

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Table 1

Primers and probes used in real-time PCR for Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species, United States*

Name Sequence, 5′ → 3′ Concentration, nmol/L Species detected
Probe 1 MGB-FAM-AGGT†T†ATAA†GCA†ATTGTCC-EDQ 200 E. chaffenisis
Probe 2 MGB-(AP642)-AAGCTATA†GGCA†GT†TA†TCC-EDQ 200 E. muris–like agent
Probe 3 MGB-(AP593)-GGCTATA†A†ATA†A†TTGT†CCG-EDQ 200 E. canis
Probe 4 MGB-(AP593)-CTATTTA†GGA†A†TTGT†T†C-EDQ 200 E. ewingii
Probe 5 MGB-(AP525)-AAAGAAT†A†A†TCCGTTCG-EDQ 200 A. phagocytophilum

*–, these primers are specific for 5 organisms; MGB, minor groove binder; FAM, 6-carboxyfluorescein; EDQ, Eclipse Dark Quencher (Epoch Biosciences Inc., Bothell, WA, USA).
†Use of Super A, T, or G (Epoch Biosciences Inc.).

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1Current affiliation: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

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