Human ehrlichiosis, whether monocytic or granulocytic, presents as a flulike illness that can be severe or even fatal. Diagnosis is often difficult and usually empiric: Persistent fever and malaise, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, elevated liver enzyme levels, and tick exposure are clues. In cases treated early with doxycycline, the prognosis is good.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Apr 15 1996|
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