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J Travel Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;17(6):416-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2010.00446.x.

Clinical and molecular characterization of a near fatal case of human babesiosis in Austria.

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  • 1Department of Medicine I, Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. michael.ramharter@meduniwien.ac.at

Abstract

A previously healthy febrile patient with travel history to Nicaragua showed rapid clinical deterioration with hemodynamic shock and anuria. Diagnosis of severe malaria was established based on intra-erythrocytic parasites and antimalarial treatment was initiated. However, upon reevaluation Babesia microti infection was suspected and molecular characterization by polymerase chain reaction and sequence analysis was performed.

© 2010 International Society of Travel Medicine.

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