Anaplasma Phagocytophilum - Antibiotic Therapy

Antibiotic Therapy

Patients suffering from human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) undergo doxycycline therapy, 100 mg twice daily until the patient’s fever subsides for at least three days. This drug has been the most beneficial to these patients infected with the bacteria. Some other tetracycline drugs are also effective. In general, patients with symptoms of HGA and unexplained fever after a tick exposure should receive empiric doxycycline therapy while their diagnostic tests are pending, especially if they experience leukopenia and/or thrombocytopenia.

In animals, antibiotics such as oxytetracycline, sulphamethazine, sulphadimidine, doxycycline and trimethoprim-sulphonamides have been used.

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