Which patient groups are at highest risk for ehrlichiosis?

Updated: Jun 22, 2021
  • Author: Chinelo N Animalu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Individuals considered to be at risk for ehrlichiosis include the following:

  • From a review of the national surveillance data, cases of ehrlichiosis are more frequently reported in men than in women.
  • People aged 60-69 years account for the highest number of cases.

People with compromised immune systems (eg, resulting from cancer treatments, advanced HIV infection, prior organ transplants, or some medications) might be at increased risk for severe disease. [5]


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