|Title||Anaplasmosis: An emerging tick-borne disease of importance in Canada.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Uminski K, Kadkhoda K, Houston BL, Lopez A, MacKenzie LJ, Lindsay LR, Walkty A, Embil J, Zarychanski R|
|Keywords||Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Canada, HGA, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, Tick-borne illness, zoonosis|
Herein we present three cases of HGA, highlighting the spectrum of disease by which HGA can manifest. Although each case has their unique features, we outline important shared clinical elements to facilitate an empiric diagnosis while definitive laboratory investigations are pending. Our case series further serves to highlight the critical importance of prompt antimicrobial treatment to reduce morbidity and potential mortality.