Ehrlichiosis is an infection passed through a tick bite. It can be treated with medication but can be fatal if not treated.
Ehrlichiosis is cause by specific bacteria. The bacteria are passed through the bite of a tick, specifically the lonestar, deer, and dog ticks.
Some may also develop:
- Stiff neck
Some people also develop a rash.
An untreated infection can cause difficulty breathing and bleeding.
Headache and Neck Stiffness
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Last reviewedSeptember 2013by David L. Horn, MD, FACP
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