Prognosis For Ehrlichia Or Ehrlichosis In Dogs & HumansThe prognosis for ehrlichia or ehrlichiosis is excellent if the infected host is healthy, with a good outcome especially if the infection is treated right away. If not however, not so good.
Prognosis For Ehrlichia or Ehrlichiosis If Treated PromptlyIf the ehrlichia infection is treated promptly, ehrlichiosis has a very positive prognosis for humans, dogs and other animals. The symptoms from the infection should subside during the 7 to 14 day antibiotic treatment.
It may take up to a month to rid the host of the ehrlichia infection but the symptoms of the ehrlichiosis should improve greatly very quickly once administered.
Symptoms such as headaches, malaise and weakeness may continue for a few weeks beyond the 7 to 14 day antibiotic treatments.
Mortality Rate For Ehrlichia Or EhrlichiosisThe mortality rate for HME, or human monocytic ehrlichiosis is between 2 to 5 percent. The mortality rate for HGA, or human granulocytic anaplasmosis is between 7 to 10 percent.
The prognosis for ehrlichiosis infections can be fatal in both dogs and humans if incorrectly diagnosed or treated, even in a strong healthy adult.
Early ehrlichia diagnoses and treatment is required for the best prognosis and recovery rate from the ehrlichiosis infection.