Babesiosis and hemophagocytic syndrome in an asplenic renal transplant recipient

David P. Slovut, Enrico Benedetti, Arthur J. Matas

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Abstract

Babesiosis is a malaria-like illness transmitted by the tick Ixodes dammini. The disease is endemic to the Northeast coastal region and parts of the Midwest. Symptoms-which include fever, anemia, elevated liver function tests, and hemoglobinuria-may be especially severe in asplenic or immunocompromised patients. In rare cases, infection with Babesia may be associated with marked pancytopenia. Bone marrow biopsy may reveal hemophagocytosis and marrow histiocytosis. We report a severe case of babesiosis and hemophagocytic syndrome in an asplenic renal transplant patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-539
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 27 1996

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