Risk Factors for Ehrlichiosis
List of Risk Factors for Ehrlichiosis
The list of risk factors mentioned for Ehrlichiosis in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
The severity of
ehrlichiosis may be related in part to the immune status of the
patient. Persons with compromised immunity caused by
immunosuppresive therapies (e.g., cortiocosteroids or cancer
chemotherapy), HIV infection, or splenectomy appear to develop more severe
disease, and case-fatality ratios for these individuals are
characteristically higher than case-fatality ratios reported for the general population. (Source: excerpt from Human Ehrlichiosis in the United States: Signs and Symptoms: DVRD)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Ehrlichiosis are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Ehrlichiosis
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Ehrlichiosis.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Ehrlichiosis.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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