A 32-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: ehrlichiosis?
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Neonatology 53 years experience
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 after doing pcr testing
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ehrlichiosis: Ehrlichiosis is a tick borne illness that may cause headache, confusion, fever, chills, muscle or joint pain,nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & decreased appetite. Rash is more likely to occur in children with red splotches or pinpoint lesions. If severe/ untreated it can cause respiratory or other organ failure, meningoencephalitis or uncontrolled bleeding.
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Last updated Feb 15, 2021
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