Successful chemotherapy of transfusion babesiosis

M. Wittner, K. S. Rowin, H. B. Tanowitz, J. F. Hobbs, S. Saltzman, B. Wenz, R. Hirsch, E. Chisholm, G. R. Healy

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Abstract

We describe babesiosis transmitted by transfusion. The infected blood donor was identified and a minimum period of infectivity of the donor's blood was established. We report a new modality for chemotherapy consisting of quinine plus clindamycin, and a new endemic focus for this zoonosis on Fire Island, New York. There are insufficient data to establish a reasonably safe period after which visitors and residents of Babesia-endemic foci can become blood donors. Screening of such persons by a rapid serologic test, such as the ELISA or immunofluorescent antibody tests, is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-604
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume96
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982

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Babesiosis
Blood Donors
Drug Therapy
Babesia
Quinine
Clindamycin
Zoonoses
Serologic Tests
Islands
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Antibodies

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Wittner, M., Rowin, K. S., Tanowitz, H. B., Hobbs, J. F., Saltzman, S., Wenz, B., ... Healy, G. R. (1982). Successful chemotherapy of transfusion babesiosis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 96(5), 601-604.

Successful chemotherapy of transfusion babesiosis. / Wittner, M.; Rowin, K. S.; Tanowitz, H. B.; Hobbs, J. F.; Saltzman, S.; Wenz, B.; Hirsch, R.; Chisholm, E.; Healy, G. R.

In: Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 96, No. 5, 1982, p. 601-604.

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Wittner, M, Rowin, KS, Tanowitz, HB, Hobbs, JF, Saltzman, S, Wenz, B, Hirsch, R, Chisholm, E & Healy, GR 1982, 'Successful chemotherapy of transfusion babesiosis', Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 96, no. 5, pp. 601-604.
Wittner M, Rowin KS, Tanowitz HB, Hobbs JF, Saltzman S, Wenz B et al. Successful chemotherapy of transfusion babesiosis. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1982;96(5):601-604.
Wittner, M. ; Rowin, K. S. ; Tanowitz, H. B. ; Hobbs, J. F. ; Saltzman, S. ; Wenz, B. ; Hirsch, R. ; Chisholm, E. ; Healy, G. R. / Successful chemotherapy of transfusion babesiosis. In: Annals of Internal Medicine. 1982 ; Vol. 96, No. 5. pp. 601-604.
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