COVID-19 and the Consequences of Anchoring Bias

Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Aug;27(8):2235-2236. doi: 10.3201/eid2708.211107.ABSTRACTSuspicion of coronavirus disease in febrile patients might lead to anchoring bias, causing misdiagnosis of other infections for which epidemiologic risks are present. This bias has potentially severe consequences, illustrated by cases of human granulocytic anaplasmosis and Lyme disease in a pregnant woman and human granulocytic anaplasmosis in another person.PMID:34287136 | DOI:10.3201/eid2708.211107
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