Complications

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Without prompt treatment, ehrlichiosis can have serious effects on an otherwise healthy adult or child.

People with weakened immune systems are at an even higher risk of more-serious and potentially life-threatening consequences. Serious complications of untreated infection include:

  • Kidney failure
  • Respiratory failure
  • Heart failure
  • Seizures
  • Coma
July 11, 2015