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How do lyme and ehrlichiosis infections differ?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Different Germs: Two totally different germs. Erilichiosis is caused by a ricketsial bacteria lyme is caused by a borellia spirochete. They both may have very similar symptoms, can be spread by the same ticks, and have similar treatment. Erlichiosis does not cause the classic ecm bullseye lyme rash.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Tick borne disease: Both diseases are transmitted by different ticks and both ticks are infecting with different bacterium.
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