Ehrlichiosis: A Child With a Maculopapular Rash on His Trunk

Krishna Gollamudi, Roohab Shaikh

Abstract


Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne infectious disease that is relatively uncommon; however, it has steadily increased in prevalence over the past 17 years. It is most frequently seen in Southeastern and Southcentral America with Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas accounting for 30% of the reported cases. Herein, we describe a 9-year-old male who was diagnosed with ehrlichiosis after a camping trip. He presented with a maculopapular rash, fatigue, fever and vomiting and the diagnosis was confirmed by a complete blood count which indicated leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. In conclusion, our case demonstrates the entire course of ehrlichiosis along with the various treatment options.




Int J Clin Pediatr. 2017;6(1-2):33-35
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/ijcp276w


Keywords


Ehrlichiosis; Maculopapular rash; Trunk

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