A patient with chronic moderate neutropenia, acute hemolysis, and pyrexia was found to be infected with a novel hemoplasma species. A clinical response to doxycyline was noted, and moxifloxacin was added subsequently to aid infection clearance. This represents the first report of hemolysis in association with confirmed hemoplasma infection in a human.
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Financial support. This work was supported by The Wellcome Trust (grant 077718); the University of Bristol (Postgraduate Research Scholarship to E. N. B.); and Pfizer Animal Health (support for E. N. B.). Potential conflicts of interest. All authors: No reported conflicts.