Anaplasmosis in Pennsylvania: Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Outcomes of Patients Diagnosed With Anaplasma phagocytophilum Infection at Hershey Medical Center From 2008 to 2021

David Ingram, Betsy Joseph, Stephanie Hawkins, James Spain

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Abstract

Anaplasmosis is an emerging infection in the United States and in particular, Pennsylvania. We highlight the abrupt rise in cases of anaplasmosis in the past decade in the state of Pennsylvania with the hope of increasing clinician awareness. We identified a cohort of 61 patients diagnosed with anaplasmosis at our institution as well as cases reported to the Department of Health. From our review, we identified not only an increase in cases over time but what appears to be an expansion further into central and western Pennsylvania over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofad193
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases

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