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Signs of Ehrlichiosis

Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Ehrlichiosis may include:

Note that Ehrlichiosis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Ehrlichiosis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis:

Human Ehrlichiosis in the United States: Signs and Symptoms: DVRD (Excerpt)

The early clinical presentations of ehrlichiosis may resemble nonspecific signs and symptoms of various other infectious and non-infectious diseases. It is unclear if all persons infected with ehrlichiae become ill. It is possible that many infected persons develop an illness so mild they do not seek medical attention or perhaps have no symptoms at all.

Patients with ehrlichiosis generally visit a physician in their first week of illness, following an incubation period of about 5-10 days after the tick bite. Initial symptoms generally include fever, headache, malaise, and muscle aches. Other signs and symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, joint pains, confusion, and occasionally rash. In contrast to Rocky Mountain spotted fever, rash is relatively uncommon in adult patients with HME, and is rarely reported with HGE. However, rash has been described in approximately 60% of pediatric patients infected with E. chaffeensis. (Source: excerpt from Human Ehrlichiosis in the United States: Signs and Symptoms: DVRD)

Human Ehrlichiosis in the United States: Signs and Symptoms: DVRD (Excerpt)

Ehrlichiosis can be a severe illness, especially if untreated, and as many as half of all patients require hospitalization. Severe manifestations of the disease may include prolonged fever, renal failure, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, meningoencephalitis, adult respiratory distress syndrome, seizures, or coma. It is estimated that 2%-3% of patients may die from the infection.  Preliminary evidence suggests that E. chaffeensis infection may become more severe than other ehrlichial infections. (Source: excerpt from Human Ehrlichiosis in the United States: Signs and Symptoms: DVRD)

More Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Ehrlichiosis article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Ehrlichiosis?

The phrase "signs of Ehrlichiosis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Ehrlichiosis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Ehrlichiosis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Ehrlichiosis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Ehrlichiosis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Ehrlichiosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Ehrlichiosis signs or Ehrlichiosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Ehrlichiosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Ehrlichiosis symptoms.


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