human ehrlichiosis

hu·man ehr·lich·i·o·sis

a form of ehrlichiosis that presents clinically as an undifferentiated acute febrile illness characterized by fever, chills, diarrhea, and headache, following tick bite(s), probably by the Lone Star tick, Amblyomma americanum. Usually caused by Ehrlichia chaffeensis. First described in 1987. (Thought to be predominantly a monocytic form of ehrlichiosis.)
See also: human granulocytotropic ehrlichiosis, human monocytotropic ehrlichiosis.
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While in 1987 in USA, the first case of human ehrlichiosis was reported but in subsequent 20 years it has become the most prevalent life-threatening tick borne disease.
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ewingii (10,11), which cause human ehrlichiosis, an illness often marked by an initial prodrome of undifferentiated fever, headache, myalgia, nausea, malaise, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, and hepatic injury (elevated serum transaminase levels) (12).
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However, there is not yet any data about human ehrlichiosis causing CTP.
MDHHS conducted a review of available data on tick burden in the state and reviewed the clinical and public health surveillance data for physician-reported human ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis during 2000-2008.
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