Anaplasmosis encephalitis and infection of non-myeloid bone marrow precursors

TitleAnaplasmosis encephalitis and infection of non-myeloid bone marrow precursors
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
JournalBMJ Case Rep
Volume16
Issue11
Start Pagee254603
Date Published11/2023
AuthorsSohani Z, Zhao N, Weiss K, Knecht H
Keywordsblood transfusion, Haematology, infectious diseases
Abstract

Our case report describes an uncommon meningoencephalitic presentation of anaplasmosis with substantial anaemia and thrombocytopaenia. Additionally, we propose a mechanism of bone marrow infection and suppression by A. phagocytophilum which may be responsible for the cytopaenia in anaplasmosis and provide pictographic evidence of anaplasma in peripheral blood, cerebrospinal fluid and bone marrow.

URLhttps://casereports.bmj.com/content/16/11/e254603.long