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Doctor insights on: Vaccination Human Ehrlichiosis

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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How do Lyme and ehrlichiosis infections differ?

How do Lyme and ehrlichiosis infections differ?

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. ...Read more

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Will Lyme disease or ehrlichiosis effect the liver?

Will Lyme disease or ehrlichiosis effect the liver?

YES!: Lyme disease can affect every organ of the body. 66% of patients with early disseminated lyme disease have elevated liver enzymes (see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8675158). Even more patients infected with ehrlichiosis (80%) have elevated liver enzymes and it can even rarely cause liver failure- see http://cid.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/34/9/1206.Long. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ehrlichiosis?

What are the tests for ehrlichiosis?

Suspicion: There are different types of ehrlichiosis in the us: monocytic ehrlichiosis, ewingii ehrlichiosis and granulocytic anaplasmosis. All are caused by rickettsiae bacteria carried on ticks . The disease is diagnosed by history and exam and examining the white cell count and other common labs. There are antibody tests to confirm but can take time and rarely unreliable. It is better to begin treatment. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is ehrlichiosis?

What sort of disorder is ehrlichiosis?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ehrlichiosis?

What are the symptoms of ehrlichiosis?

See below: Common symptoms are fever, chills, headache, muscle or joint pain, vomiting, and acute weight loss. Diarrhea, abdominal pain, cough, and rash occur less frequently. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ehrlichiosis?

What is the treatment for ehrlichiosis?

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. ...Read more

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How come it difficult to prevent humans catching the flu using vaccinations?

How come it difficult to prevent humans catching the flu using vaccinations?

Well, there are: Are different types of influenza ; the viruses can mutate. The vaccination you receive may or may not be a match to the influenza virus that you are exposed to. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is the cheapest place to get a human rabies vaccination in central jersey?

Rabies vaccine: Only hospitals carry the vaccines. Docs offices rarely carry them as they are to expensive and may just sit around in their vaccine fridge. Go to the er. ...Read more

Dr. Edwin Schuller
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Ehrlichiosis (Definition)

Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial infection that is transmitted via tick bites and that causes fever, nausea, ...Read more