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2022 Aug 19

BMC Infect Dis



“Leopards do not change their spots:” tick borne disease symptomology case report.


Abernathy H, Alejo A, Arahirwa V, Mansour O, Brown-Marusiak A, Giandomenico D, Boyce RM
BMC Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 19; 22(1):699.
PMID: 35986240.


Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis is caused by infection with the bacteria Ehrlichia chaffeensis through the bite of an infected lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum). Patients infected with Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis often present with symptoms including fever, headache, myalgia, and occasionally a macular rash. The presence of other endemic tick-borne diseases with similar symptoms, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, complicate the diagnosis of Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis.