Ehrlichiosis--a disease of animals and humans.

@article{McDade1990EhrlichiosisaDO,
  title={Ehrlichiosis--a disease of animals and humans.},
  author={Joseph McDade},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={161 4},
  pages={
          609-17
        }
}
Ehrlichiae are one of several kinds of obligate intracellular bacteria. Taxonomically, they are grouped with rickettsiae, but they can be distinguished by their unique tropism for circulating leukocytes. Ehrlichia canis causes a pancytopenia in dogs that becomes chronic if untreated. Certain breeds develop severe infections, characterized by fever, anorexia, dramatic weight loss, marked pancytopenia, anemia, peripheral edema, and hemorrhage. Ehrlichia risticii, a recently discovered species, is… CONTINUE READING

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