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Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis Affecting the Myocardium
Article first published online: 29 SEP 2005
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volume 20, Issue 10, page 958, October 2005
How to Cite
Malik, A., Jameel, M. N., Ali, S. S. and Mir, S. (2005), Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis Affecting the Myocardium. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 20: 958. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1497.2005.00218.x
This work was done at Mercy Hospital, Allina Hospital and Clinics, Coon Rapids, Minn.
- Issue published online: 29 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 29 SEP 2005
- Received for publication June 27, 2005 and in revised from June 29, 2005 Accepted for publication June 29, 2005
- peripheral smear
A case of 65-year-old male is reported who presented with myalgias, headache, and fever. He subsequently developed myocarditis and was diagnosed to have anaplasmosis on peripheral blood smear. He was treated with doxycycline for 30 days. A coronary angiogram done after recovery showed normal epicardial arteries. The case illustrates the importance of a careful examination of the peripheral smear, with a high index of clinical suspicion, which led to prompt treatment and complete recovery of the patient.