Acute respiratory distress syndrome in human granulocytic ehrlichiosis.


The ehrlichioses are emerging zoonotic infections. They have a very nonspecific clinical presentation. The diseases generally present as undifferentiated fever, but thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, and transaminitis are important laboratory features. Ehrlichiosis as a cause of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been infrequently described in the… (More)