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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
Suspicion: There are different types of ehrlichiosis in the us: monocytic ehrlichiosis, ewingii ehrlichiosis and granulocytic anaplasmosis. All are caused by ric ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Parasite: It is a parasitic disorder transmitted by ticks and may occur with other tick borne illnesses. It causes fever and inclusions on white blood cells.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Common symptoms are fever, chills, headache, muscle or joint pain, vomiting, and acute weight loss. Diarrhea, abdominal pain, cough, and rash occur l ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience in Neonatology
Tick borne infection: seen mainly in the southern states of USA it gives fever nausea headache with leucopenia decreased platelets caused by rickettsia it can be treated a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
Infection of rodents: Tularemia is a bacterial of common rodents (rabbits, muskrats, beavers, squirrel etc) which can be spread to humans through contact with infected ani ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Only by tick bites: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in ... Read More
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Good: Prognosis is good if treated early.
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Bacterial inf: It is a bacterial infection caused by a bacterium of the genus rickettsia.Iit is transmitted through a tick bite. It causes fever and a rash, hence th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
By insects: The causative agent of chagas disease (t. Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: In the early stages, it can cause fever.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Absolutely, in recent years west nile virus has been in epidemic mode sweeping from the east coast of the us to the west. Encephalitis is present on ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Lime disease is caused by a bacteria that is spread by infected ticks. That tick must attach and feed on a person long enough that the germ is passed ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes: Yes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Deer ticks: Deer ticks
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: West nile virus, transmitted by mosquito bites, can cause encephalitis, inflammation in the brain. There is no vaccine available to protect a person f ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
They are all...: Infections that are transmitted to humans by the bite of a tick.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Epidemic Typhus: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tineke Malus
10 years experience in Environmental Health
Spirochete in fleas: The organism (borellia sp.) that causes lyme disease has been found in fleas and mosquitos but has not yet been found to contribute to transmission of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Bacteria causes Lyme: Borrelia burgdorferi is the bacteria that is the causative agent of lyme disease. It has the most complex genome of any bacteria known to man, which c ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: Lyme disease & other tick-borne infections like babesiosis & bartonella can cause severe chronic disability. Fortunately, most people with these illne ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely : Check this link for more info http://www.popsci.com/bed-bugs-and-chagas-disease-dont-worry-quite-yet
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Blood tests: Very specific blood tests are available to determine the presence of tick transmitted infections. Since results can take some time to be finalized, e ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
The mentioned: Infections causes cytopenias and red blood cell destructions but not aware they cause immune deficiency.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Rare diseases: Prion diseases are rare disorders that the effected and transmitted by misfolded proteins. Read the site below for more information. http://ghr.nlm.n ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Treatment depends on the age and stage of illness. If you are an adult and come from a high risk area for lymes disease then usually a 14 day course ... Read More
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