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.
- Babesia divergens–like
- Transfusion-transmitted infection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases