Ehrlichiosis With Pancytopenia and ARDS

N J Med. 1995 Jun;92(6):381-5.

Abstract

As illustrated by the case described in this report, the possibility of ehrlichiosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of sulfasalazine toxicity/drug fever and other febrile illnesses presenting with pancytopenia/leukopenia and pulmonary abnormalities, when patients have been exposed to known tick-infested areas. Furthermore, the possibility of delayed serologic confirmation of Ehrlichia infection should be integrated into the diagnostic process as well.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / blood
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Doxycycline / therapeutic use
  • Ehrlichia chaffeensis / immunology
  • Ehrlichia chaffeensis / isolation & purification*
  • Ehrlichiosis / complications
  • Ehrlichiosis / diagnosis*
  • Ehrlichiosis / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pancytopenia / complications
  • Pancytopenia / diagnosis*
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / complications
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / diagnosis*
  • Serologic Tests

Substances

  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Doxycycline