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Related to ehrlichiosis: Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis
Infection with parasitic rickettsiae of the genus Ehrlichia, especially E. sennetsu, that are transmitted by ticks and produce manifestations in humans similar to those of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, including rash, muscle pain, and fever.
[New Latin Ehrlichia, family name (after Paul Ehrlich) + -osis.]
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ehr•lich•i•o•sis(ɜrˌlɪk iˈoʊ sɪs)
an infection caused by bacteria of the genus Ehrlichia, which are thought to be transmitted to humans and animals by ticks.
[after Paul Ehrlich]
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