Origin and Etymology of anaplasmosis
New Latin, from Anaplasma, genus name, from ana- + plasma (protoplasm)
First Known Use: 1920
Medical Definition of anaplasmosis
: infection with or a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Anaplasma affecting both humans and animals (such as dogs, horses, and cattle): such asa: a disease of humans that is typically marked by fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue and is caused by a bacterium (A. phagocytophilum synonym Ehrlichia phagocytophila) infecting granulocytes—called also ehrlichiosis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, human granulocytic ehrlichiosisb: a disease of cattle that is typically marked by anemia, fever, jaundice, weight loss, and death especially in adult animals and is caused by a bacterium (A. marginale) which infects and destroys red blood cells—called also gall sickness, galziekte
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