Ehrlichiosis is a common coinfection with?
A. Lyme disease
B. Louse borne relapsing fever
C. Tick borne relapsing fever
Correct answer : A. Lyme disease
Anaplasma phagocytophilum cultured in human promyelocytic cell line HL-60. Basophilic and intracytoplasmic inclusions are seen (arrows).
Ehrlichiosis is a tick borne bacterial infection.
It is caused by bacteria such as Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Ehrlichia chaffeensis.
It is a common coinfection with a lyme disease.
Ref: Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd edition, p334
Image credits: Kye-Hyung Kim et al. Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal,Volume 20, Number 10—October 2014. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/20/10/13-1680-f2