Anaplasma platys in bone marrow megakaryocytes of young dogs

A. Sara De Tommasi, Gad Baneth, Edward B. Breitschwerdt, Dorothee Stanneck, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Domenico Otranto, Donato De Caprariis*

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Anaplasma platys is an obligate intracellular rickettsial pathogen that infects platelets of dogs, forming basophilic intracellular morulae. In the present report, cellular inclusions were documented in bone marrow thrombocyte precursors of two young naturally infected dogs, indicating that A. platys can infect megakaryocytes and promegakaryocytes.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2231-2234
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014


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