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2022 Jan




Trigeminal Neuralgia As the Principal Manifestation of Anaplasmosis: A Case Report.


LeDonne MJ, Ahmed SA, Keeney SM, Nadworny H
Cureus. 2022 Jan; 14(1):e21668.
PMID: 35237471.


Unlike the tick-borne diseases ehrlichiosis and Lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis is rarely associated with neurological complications. In this case report, we present a patient who developed a severe, lancinating headache shortly after known tick exposure. A tick-borne PCR panel was positive for and neurology evaluation yielded a concomitant diagnosis of new-onset trigeminal neuralgia. Our case explores the relationship between anaplasmosis infection and trigeminal neuralgia.