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Wien Med Wochenschr. 2010 Feb;160(3-4):91-93. doi: 10.1007/s10354-009-0733-1.

First described case of human granulocytic anaplasmosis in a patient in Eastern Austria.

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1
Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. ursula.vogl@meduniwien.ac.at.
2
Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
3
Department of Microbiology, Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Abstract

A 64-year-old otherwise healthy patient presented with high fever, thrombocytopenia, elevated liver enzymes and an erythema on the belly. The patient remembered a tick bite four weeks ago when walking with his dog before the specific symptoms started. A meningococcal disease or hematological illness was excluded. The serological results for tick-borne diseases showed a high IgG antibody titer for Anaplasma phagocytophila. All symptoms and laboratory parameters normalized after one week of hospitalization. The patient received no treatment and recovered completely. This is the first confirmed case of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) in Eastern Austria.

PMID:
20300926
DOI:
10.1007/s10354-009-0733-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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