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CMAJ. 2001 Feb 6;164(3):377-9.

Transfusion-transmitted malaria in Canada.

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  • 1Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ont. slinger@cheo.on.ca

Abstract

Three cases of transfusion-transmitted malaria in Canada are described. Although very rare, this diagnosis should be considered in transfusion recipients who have undiagnosed symptoms consistent with malaria. Thick and thin blood smears should be urgently examined to exclude this possibility.

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PMC80734
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