Anaplasma Phagocytophilum Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Case Report and Literature Review
The Microbiology Journal (Dumic E., et al.) 06.02.2023, published “Anaplasma phagocytophilum Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Case Report and Literature Review.”
This case report focuses on an immunocompetent patient that presented non-specific symptoms including a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. An X-ray and CT scan showed signs of pneumonia, and the patient was tested for both common and uncommon causes and results came back positive for anaplasmosis. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a pathogen that can cause community-acquired pneumonia and is most commonly transmitted through a tick bite. The case report covers the importance of looking for the signs of anaplasmosis pneumonia in patients with pneumonia so that the proper treatment can be used in patients.
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