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What is the treatment for ehrlichiosis?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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 of Doxycycline is used. If the patient is pregnant or a young child Amoxicillin is used as an alternative . For late stage treatment hospitalization is usually required, antibiotics given through veins and other symptoms managed.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ehrlichiosis: Doxycycline is usually treatment of choices for adults/ children per CDC. REF: https://www.cdc.gov/ehrlichiosis/treatment/index.html

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