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Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Oct;19(5). doi: 10.1111/tid.12741. Epub 2017 Jul 31.

Across state lines: Fulminant Babesia microti infection in a liver transplant recipient.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
2
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
3
Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
4
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
5
Scientific Affairs Department, American Red Cross, Gaithersburg, MD, USA.

Abstract

The potential for transmission of Babesia microti by blood transfusion is well recognized. Physicians may be unaware that products used for transfusion may be collected from geographically diverse regions. We describe a liver transplant recipient in South Carolina who likely acquired B. microti infection from a unit of blood collected in Minnesota.

KEYWORDS:

Babesia microti ; blood transfusion; liver transplantation

PMID:
28644910
DOI:
10.1111/tid.12741
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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