Anaplasma phagocytophilum


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

A·na·plas·ma pha·go·cy·to·phil·um

(an'ă-plaz'mă fā'gō-sī-tŏ-f'il-um)
A bacterial species that causes human granulocytic ehrlichiosis; also causes tick-borne fever in cattle; spread by ticks (Ixodes), it occurs in the United States in the Middle Atlantic states, southern New England, and the lower Midwest.

Anaplasma phagocytophilum

(an″ă-plaz′mă fag″ŏ-sī-tof′ĭ-lŭm)
A small gram-negative coccus that is an obligate intracellular parasite. It can be transmitted to humans by tick bite and is the cause of the disease formerly known as human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (now known as anaplasmosis). It was formerly called Ehrlichia phagocytophila.
References in periodicals archive ?
We performed serologic testing using the Anaplasma phagocytophilum IFA IgG assay (Focus Diagnostics, http://www.focusdx.com) (4).
Ecological correlates of a tick-borne disease, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, in moose in Southern Norway.
Niuet al., "Evaluation of different nested PCRs for detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in ruminants and ticks," BMC Veterinary Research, vol.
Equine and canine Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains isolated on the island of Sardinia (Italy) are philogenetically related to pathogenic strains from the United States.
(21) (2) Ixodid tick coinfections with Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum were consistently less common regionally, ranging from 1-6% in six selected regions, with occasional regional pockets of much higher prevalence (26% in Westchester County, New York).
[5.] Kalinova Z., Halanowa M., Cislakowa L., Suinowa Z., Jarcuska P.: Occurence of IgG antibodies to Anaplasma phagocytophilum in human suspected of Lyme borreliosis in Estern Slovakia.
(30.) Pantchev N, Schaper R, Limousin S, Norden N, Weise M, Lorentzen L (2009) Occurrence of Dirofilaria immitis and tick-borne infections caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Ehrlichia canis in domestic dogs in France: results of a countrywide serologic survey.
Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a well recognized agent of granulocytic anaplasmosis, possessing influence on neutrophils and rarely eosinophils (2).
There are many diseases that can be spread by ticks but those most evident in sheep in the United Kingdom are: | Tick-borne Fever (TBF) - caused by the rickettsia called Anaplasma phagocytophilum, which spreads into the blood from the bite of an infected tick.
Three rows down, above "Undetermined," the row "Anaplasma phagocytophilum" should have been inserted with all of the values that were incorrectly listed for "Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis."
Recent taxonomic changes have reclassified the families Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales with the unification of some species of Ehrlichia under the unique species Anaplasma phagocytophilum [2].