Transfusion-associated babesiosis after heart transplant.

TitleTransfusion-associated babesiosis after heart transplant.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsLux JZ, Weiss D, Linden JV, Kessler D, Herwaldt BL, Wong SJ, Keithly J, Della-Latta P, Scully BE
JournalEmerg Infect Dis
Pagination116 - 9
Date PublishedJan
Accession Number12533293
KeywordsBabesia microti, Babesiosis, Blood Transfusion, Heart Transplantation, Humans, Male, Middle Aged

We describe a 54-year-old spleen-intact man with transfusion-associated Babesia microti infection after a heart transplant. Adult respiratory distress syndrome developed in the patient, and he required mechanical ventilation. Our experiences with this patient suggest that babesiosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of transplant patients who have fever and hemolytic anemia.

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