Possible transfusion-transmitted Babesia divergens–like/MO-1 infection in an Arkansas patient

Mary J. Burgess, Eric R. Rosenbaum, Bobbi S. Pritt, Dirk T. Haselow, Katie M. Ferren, Bashar N. Alzghoul, Juan Carlos Rico, Lynne M. Sloan, Poornima Ramanan, Raghunandan Purushothaman, Robert W. Bradsher

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Abstract

A patient with asplenia and multiple red blood cell transfusions acquired babesiosis infection with Babesia divergens–like/MO-1 organisms and not Babesia microti, the common United States species. He had no known tick exposure. This is believed to be the first transfusion-transmitted case and the fifth documented case of B. divergens–like/MO-1 infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1622-1625
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume64
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Babesia divergens–like
  • Babesiosis
  • Transfusion-transmitted infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Burgess, M. J., Rosenbaum, E. R., Pritt, B. S., Haselow, D. T., Ferren, K. M., Alzghoul, B. N., Rico, J. C., Sloan, L. M., Ramanan, P., Purushothaman, R., & Bradsher, R. W. (2017). Possible transfusion-transmitted Babesia divergens–like/MO-1 infection in an Arkansas patient. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 64(11), 1622-1625. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix216