Babesia microti infection and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in an immunocompetent patient

Shanette A. Go, Vania H. Phuoc, Sarah E. Eichenberg, Zelalem Temesgen, Thomas J. Beckman

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Abstract

Babesiosis is a rare and potentially severe tick-borne illness endemic to the Northeastern and upper Midwestern regions of the USA. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is an uncommon condition resulting from over-activation of the immune system. The first known case of babesiosis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in an immunocompetent patient is reported here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-74
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume65
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Keywords

  • Babesia microti
  • Babesiosis
  • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • Tick-borne

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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