With the advent of newer methodologies, it has become possible to detect previously unsuspected pathogens. We wish to present a case of human granulocytic anaplasmosis that was diagnosed using 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing while originally investigating possible culture-negative endocarditis. This case is the first reported in humans from the province of Quebec. A brief review of means of transmission and clinical and laboratory findings as well as treatment is provided.
From the *Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, St Mary's Hospital, Montreal; and
†Laboratoire de santé publique du Québec, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada.
Correspondence to: Joe Dylewski, MD, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, St Mary's Hospital, 3830 Lacombe, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3T 1M5. E-mail: email@example.com.
The authors have no conflict of interest to disclose.
Online date: June 3, 2019