What is ehrlichiosis?
A person with ehrlichiosis has an infection of the white blood cells caused by the bacteria, Ehrlichia chaffeensis. These bacteria are spread through the bite of an infected tick, such as the lone star tick. Several types of Ehrlichia bacteria infect humans and cause ehrlichiosis. With treatment, most people with ehrlichiosis recover completely from the infection.
What are the symptoms of ehrlichiosis?
Symptoms of ehrlichiosis include abdominal pain, chills, fever, cough, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, shortness of breath, vomiting, and rash.
How does the doctor treat ehrlichiosis?
Treatment for ehrlichiosis includes antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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