Tick-borne human infection presenting as a nonspecific febrile illness
Several forms of ehrlichiosis exist; 2 predominate in North America
Human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME), 1st descr...
Signs and symptoms of HME and HGE/HGA are similar.
Many patients who are infected undergo asymptomatic seroconversion.
The spectrum reported may overrepresent the more severe...
Drug of choice
Children who are affected should also receive doxycycline. 14 days of treatment does n...
Significant comorbidities/severely affected
Cannot take PO antibiotics
E. chaffeensis (HME) has a case fatality rate up to 3%.
American Academy of Pediatrics. In: Pickering LK, Baker CJ,Kimberlin DW, et al., eds. Red Book: 2009 Report of the Committee onInfectious Diseases. 28th ed. Elk Grove, IL: AAP, 2...
082.40 Ehrlichiosis, unspecified
082.41 Ehrlichiosis chafeensis [E. chafeensis]
082.49 Other ehrlichiosis
A77.40 Ehrlichiosis, unspecified
A77.41 Ehrlichiosis chafeensis [...
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