Human anaplasmosis presenting as atypical pneumonitis in France.

  title={Human anaplasmosis presenting as atypical pneumonitis in France.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Remy and Yves Hansmann and Sylvie Josiane De Martino and Daniel Christmann and Philippe Brouqui},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={37 6},
Human anaplasmosis is a febrile illness caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum, an intracellular bacterium transmitted by Ixodes ticks in the United States and Europe. Although cough is reported in 30% of the American cases, interstitial pneumonitis has been noted only once. Of the 9 confirmed cases reported in Europe, 3 presented with atypical pneumonitis. A. phagocytophilum should be added to the list of agents responsible for interstitial pneumonitis, especially in areas where human… CONTINUE READING

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