Transfusion-Associated Acute Chagas Disease Acquired in the United States.

TitleTransfusion-Associated Acute Chagas Disease Acquired in the United States.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsGrant I, Gold J, Wittner M, MD PD, Tanowitz H, Nathan C, Mayer K, Reich L, Wollner N, Steinherz L, Ghavimi F, O'Reilly R, Armstrong D
Journal//Ann Intern Med
Pagination849 - 851
Date Published1989
ISBN Number0003-4819
Other Numbers0372351, 5a6

: Although a significant problem in Latin America (1), the transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi infection by transfusion has not been unequivocally documented in the United States. We report a case of severe acute transfusion-acquired Chagas disease in a child with Hodgkin disease who had never travelled to an endemic area; however, she had received platelets from an asymptomatic Bolivian immigrant who had serologic evidence of T. cruzi infection., An 11-year-old white girl with Hodgkin disease who had been in remission since May 1987 after splenectomy, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy presented in April 1988 with a temperature of 38.3 [degrees]C. Her physical examination, (C) 1989 American College of Physicians

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