Across state lines: Fulminant Babesia microti infection in a liver transplant recipient

Eric G. Meissner*, John W. McGillicuddy, Jerry Squires, Daniel Skipper, Sally Self, Dannah Wray, Erin D. Moritz, Susan L. Stramer, Satish Nadig

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Abstract

The potential for transmission of Babesia microti by blood transfusion is well recognized. Physicians may be unaware that products used for transfusion may be collected from geographically diverse regions. We describe a liver transplant recipient in South Carolina who likely acquired B. microti infection from a unit of blood collected in Minnesota.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere12741
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Babesia microti
  • blood transfusion
  • liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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