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Sao Paulo Med J. 1995 Nov-Dec;113(6):1036-52.

Current concepts on the transmission of bacteria and parasites by blood components.

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Hospital Sirio-Libanês Blood Bank, São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

Several bacterial and parasite transfusion-transmitted diseases have been described in the medical literature. This review deals with the main bacterial (Syphilis, Lyme disease, Gram positive and Gram negative agents), parasite (Chagas disease, malaria, leishmaniasis, toxoplasmosis and babesiosis) and rickettsial diseases that are carried by blood products. Preventional aspects (e.g. storage, screening tests, use of leukocyte-depleted components), diagnosis, geographical distribution and the incidence of these transfusional hazards are also discussed.

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