First evidence of Anaplasma platys and Hepatozoon canis co-infection in a dog from Romania--a case report.

@article{Andersson2013FirstEO,
  title={First evidence of Anaplasma platys and Hepatozoon canis co-infection in a dog from Romania--a case report.},
  author={Martin O. Andersson and Mihai A Turcitu and Mircea Stefanache and Paula Tamba and Florica Bărbuceanu and Lidia Chitimia},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={317-9}
}
Anaplasma platys was first identified and described in North America as a Rickettsia-like, platelet-specific organism in dogs with infectious canine cyclic thrombocytopenia. In Europe, A. platys has so far mainly been described for some Mediterranean countries. Here, we describe a case of A. platys infection in a dog from Romania, confirmed by PCR. Additionally, the dog had a co-infection with Hepatozoon canis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of A. platys infection in… CONTINUE READING