M E Reller

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Chikungunya as a cause of acute febrile illness in southern Sri Lanka
    Megan E Reller
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America Hubert Yeargan Center for Global Health, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e82259. 2013
  2. pmc Multiplex 5' nuclease quantitative real-time PCR for clinical diagnosis of malaria and species-level identification and epidemiologic evaluation of malaria-causing parasites, including Plasmodium knowlesi
    Megan E Reller
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 51:2931-8. 2013
  3. pmc Unsuspected rickettsioses among patients with acute febrile illness, Sri Lanka, 2007
    Megan E Reller
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:825-9. 2012
  4. pmc Unsuspected dengue and acute febrile illness in rural and semi-urban southern Sri Lanka
    Megan E Reller
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:256-63. 2012
  5. pmc Yield of stool culture with isolate toxin testing versus a two-step algorithm including stool toxin testing for detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile
    Megan E Reller
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3601-5. 2007
  6. pmc Excess salmonellosis in women in the United States: 1968-2000
    M E Reller
    Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne, and Enteric Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1109-17. 2008
  7. pmc Controlled evaluation of Bactec Peds Plus/F and Bactec lytic/10 anaerobic/F media for isolation of Salmonella enterica serovars typhi and paratyphi A from blood
    Megan E Reller
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:245-6. 2009
  8. pmc Leptospirosis as frequent cause of acute febrile illness in southern Sri Lanka
    Megan E Reller
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1678-84. 2011
  9. pmc Multiplex 5' nuclease-quantitative PCR for diagnosis of relapsing fever in a large Tanzanian cohort
    Megan E Reller
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 720 Rutland Avenue, Ross 624, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:3245-9. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of two rapid assays for Clostridium difficile Common antigen and a C difficile toxin A/B assay with the cell culture neutralization assay
    Megan E Reller
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 133:107-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc Chikungunya as a cause of acute febrile illness in southern Sri Lanka
    Megan E Reller
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America Hubert Yeargan Center for Global Health, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e82259. 2013
    ..We sought to identify and characterize acute chikungunya infection (CHIK) in patients presenting with acute undifferentiated febrile illness in unstudied rural and semi-urban southern Sri Lanka in 2007...
  2. pmc Multiplex 5' nuclease quantitative real-time PCR for clinical diagnosis of malaria and species-level identification and epidemiologic evaluation of malaria-causing parasites, including Plasmodium knowlesi
    Megan E Reller
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 51:2931-8. 2013
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  3. pmc Unsuspected rickettsioses among patients with acute febrile illness, Sri Lanka, 2007
    Megan E Reller
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:825-9. 2012
    ..Additionally, 342 (38.7%) had exposure to spotted fever and/or typhus group rickettsioses and 121 (13.7%) scrub typhus. Increased awareness of rickettsioses and better tests are needed...
  4. pmc Unsuspected dengue and acute febrile illness in rural and semi-urban southern Sri Lanka
    Megan E Reller
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:256-63. 2012
    ..Only 14% of patients had clinically suspected dengue; however, 54% had serologically confirmed acute or past DENV infection. DENV is a major and largely unrecognized cause of fever in southern Sri Lanka, especially in young adults...
  5. pmc Yield of stool culture with isolate toxin testing versus a two-step algorithm including stool toxin testing for detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile
    Megan E Reller
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3601-5. 2007
    ..difficile (where the best reference standard is essential), and (iii) in epidemiologic studies (where the availability of an isolate allows for strain typing and antimicrobial susceptibility testing)...
  6. pmc Excess salmonellosis in women in the United States: 1968-2000
    M E Reller
    Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne, and Enteric Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1109-17. 2008
    ..FoodNet data suggest that this change is real rather than due to differential reporting. Excess salmonellosis in women may reflect differences in exposure or biological susceptibility...
  7. pmc Controlled evaluation of Bactec Peds Plus/F and Bactec lytic/10 anaerobic/F media for isolation of Salmonella enterica serovars typhi and paratyphi A from blood
    Megan E Reller
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:245-6. 2009
    ..The yields from AL and Peds Plus/F media were the same with equal volumes of blood, but recovery was faster from AL medium than Peds Plus/F medium (10.7 and 16.4 h, respectively) (P < 0.001)...
  8. pmc Leptospirosis as frequent cause of acute febrile illness in southern Sri Lanka
    Megan E Reller
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1678-84. 2011
    ..7% (95% CI 89.2%-93.8%), respectively. For identifying acute leptospirosis, clinical impression is insensitive, and immunoglobulin M results are more insensitive and costly. Rapid, pathogen-based tests for early diagnosis are needed...
  9. pmc Multiplex 5' nuclease-quantitative PCR for diagnosis of relapsing fever in a large Tanzanian cohort
    Megan E Reller
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 720 Rutland Avenue, Ross 624, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:3245-9. 2011
    ..9 × 10(2) copies/ml). Five (1.3%) samples from 4 (1.3%) participants were found to harbor Borrelia by microscopy. We conclude that multiplex qPCR holds promise for improved clinical diagnosis and epidemiologic assessment of RF...
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of two rapid assays for Clostridium difficile Common antigen and a C difficile toxin A/B assay with the cell culture neutralization assay
    Megan E Reller
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 133:107-9. 2010
    ..The use of rapid assays as outlined could enhance timely diagnosis of C difficile...
  11. pmc Severe pandemic H1N1 and seasonal influenza in children and young adults with sickle cell disease
    John J Strouse
    Division of Pediatric Hematology, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Blood 116:3431-4. 2010
    ..04) were associated with ACS, and older age (OR 1.1 per year, P = .02) and prior ACS (OR 3.3 per episode in last year, P < .006) with intensive care. Influenza, especially H1N1, causes critical illness in SCD and should be prevented...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sexual transmission of typhoid fever: a multistate outbreak among men who have sex with men
    Megan E Reller
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:141-4. 2003
    ..Typhi carrier. We document sexual transmission of typhoid fever, which may be acquired by means of oral and anal sex, as well as via food and drink...
  13. pmc A 41-year-old woman from Cameroon with infertility
    Larry W Chang
    Division of Infectious Diseases and 2Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:141-3, 109. 2008
  14. ncbi request reprint A large, multiple-restaurant outbreak of infection with Shigella flexneri serotype 2a traced to tomatoes
    Megan E Reller
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:163-9. 2006
    ..Foodborne outbreaks of Shigella infection are uncommon and tomatoes are an unusual vehicle. We describe a large, multiple-restaurant outbreak of Shigella flexneri serotype 2a infection that was associated with tomatoes...
  15. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of household-based flocculant-disinfectant drinking water treatment for diarrhea prevention in rural Guatemala
    Megan E Reller
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:411-9. 2003
    ..In a setting where diarrhea was a leading cause of death, intermittent use of home water treatment with flocculant-disinfectant decreased the incidence of diarrhea...