Near fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome in a patient with human ehrlichiosis.

@article{Patel1999NearFA,
  title={Near fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome in a patient with human ehrlichiosis.},
  author={Rupa Patel and Mark Byrd},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={333-5}
}
Human ehrlichiosis is not a common cause of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Physicians should be aware of this life-threatening but treatable entity. Progression to ARDS may be related to delay in diagnosis and treatment. Fever, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and a history of tick exposure in an endemic area during the spring and summer months… CONTINUE READING