Anaplasmosis: An emerging tick-borne disease of importance in Canada.

TitleAnaplasmosis: An emerging tick-borne disease of importance in Canada.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsUminski K, Kadkhoda K, Houston BL, Lopez A, MacKenzie LJ, Lindsay LR, Walkty A, Embil J, Zarychanski R
Start Pagee00472
Date Published11/2018
KeywordsAnaplasma 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.