Severe human granulocytic anaplasmosis transmitted by blood transfusion.

TitleSevere human granulocytic anaplasmosis transmitted by blood transfusion.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsJereb M, Pecaver B, Tomazic J, Muzlovic I, Avsic-Zupanc T, Premru-Srsen T, Levicnik-Stezinar S, Karner P, Strle F
JournalEmerging infectious diseases// Emerg Infect Dis
Pagination1354 - 7
Date Published2012//
ISBN Number1080-6059
Other Numberscod, 9508155
Keywords*Anaplasma phagocytophilum/ip [Isolation & Purification], *Anaplasmosis/mi [Microbiology], *Anaplasmosis/tm [Transmission], *Blood Donors, *Blood Transfusion/ae [Adverse Effects], *Pregnancy Complications/th [Therapy], Adult, Anaplasma phagocytophilum/ge [Genetics], Anaplasmosis/bl [Blood], Anaplasmosis/dt [Drug Therapy], Animals, Anti-Bacterial Agents/tu [Therapeutic Use], Female, Granulocytes, Humans, Pregnancy

A 36-year-old woman acquired severe human granulocytic anaplasmosis after blood transfusion following a cesarean section. Although intensive treatment with mechanical ventilation was needed, the patient had an excellent recovery. Disease caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection was confirmed in 1 blood donor and in the transfusion recipient.

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