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What is the definition or description of: ehrlichiosis?

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Dr. Maya Vazirani
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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