Definitions for ehrlichiosisɜrˌlɪk iˈoʊ sɪs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ehrlichiosis
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ehr•lich•i•o•sisɜrˌlɪk iˈoʊ sɪs(n.)
an infection caused by bacteria of the genus Ehrlichia, which are thought to be transmitted to humans and animals by ticks.
Origin of ehrlichiosis:
after Paul Ehrlich
A tick-borne disease caused by infection with bacteria of the genus Ehrlichia
Ehrlichiosis; also known as canine rickettsiosis, canine hemorrhagic fever, canine typhus, tracker dog disease, dog AIDS and tropical canine pancytopenia is a tick-borne disease of dogs usually caused by the organism Ehrlichia canis. Ehrlichia canis is the pathogen of animals. Humans can become infected by E. canis and other species after tick exposure. German Shepherd dogs are thought to be particularly affected by the disease, other breeds generally have milder clinical signs. Cats can also be infected.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A tick-borne disease characterized by FEVER; HEADACHE; myalgias; ANOREXIA; and occasionally RASH. It is caused by several bacterial species and can produce disease in DOGS; CATTLE; SHEEP; GOATS; HORSES; and humans. The primary species causing human disease are EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS; ANAPLASMA PHAGOCYTOPHILUM; and Ehrlichia ewingii.
Find a translation for the ehrlichiosis definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these ehrlichiosis definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"ehrlichiosis." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Apr. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ehrlichiosis>.