Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Anaplasma platys

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4461-1

This agent of disease, which is transmitted by the so-called Brown dog tick Rhipicephalussanguineus, introduces in dogs (no other hosts are known until now) the so-called cyclic thrombocytopenia, while A. phagocytophilum (transmitted by Ixodes ricinus and I. trianguliceps) induces the granulocytic ehrlichiosis (anaplasmosis). A. phagocytophilum is also found in reservoir hosts such as small rodents and in lynx.


Good results have been obtained by application of a daily dose of doxycycline of 2 × 5 mg/kg bodyweight for 2–3 weeks.


Small Rodent Reservoir Host Ixodes Ricinus Cyclic Thrombocytopenia 
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Further Reading

  1. Moritz A (2013) What to do in cases of tick bites. II. Anaplasmosis and borreliosis (in German). Hund Katze Pferd 4(13):24–27Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany