J Korean Med Sci.  2019 Mar;34(11):e87. 10.3346/jkms.2019.34.e87.

Recent Increase of Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis and Co-Infection with Scrub Typhus or Korean Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Design Hospital, Jeonju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. lcsmd@jbnu.ac.kr
  • 3Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea.
  • 4Department of Industrial Design, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea.
  • 5Department of Preventive Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
  • 6Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University Hospital, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
  • 7Division of Zoonoses, Center for Immunology and Pathology, Korea National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 8Division of Bacterial Diseases, Center for Laboratory Control of Infectious Diseases, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 9Yeosu National Quarantine Office, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Yeosu, Korea.

Abstract

We report 17 patients with human granulocytic anaplasmosis between January 2015 and September 2018 at two tertiary university hospitals in Korea. Monthly incidence peaked in May and June. Among these patients, we identified three who were co-infected with scrub typhus, and one patient with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.

Keyword

Anaplasmosis; Scrub Typhus; Korean Hemorrhagic Fever; Korea

MeSH Terms

Anaplasmosis*
Animals
Coinfection*
Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome*
Hospitals, University
Humans*
Incidence
Korea*
Scrub Typhus*
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