A Cluster of Cases of Babesia microti Among Neonates Traced to a Single Unit of Donor Blood

A Cluster of Cases of Babesia microti Among Neonates Traced to a Single Unit of Donor Blood Three premature infants in 1 neonatal intensive care unit developed transfusion-transmitted babesiosis. Two of the infants developed high-grade parasitemia. All 3 affected infants were treated and cured with azithromycin and atovaquone. No infant required exchange transfusion. Clinicians should be cognizant that babesiosis may be acquired via blood transfusion. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal Wolters Kluwer Health

A Cluster of Cases of Babesia microti Among Neonates Traced to a Single Unit of Donor Blood

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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0891-3668
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1532-0987
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10.1097/INF.0000000000001803
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Abstract

Three premature infants in 1 neonatal intensive care unit developed transfusion-transmitted babesiosis. Two of the infants developed high-grade parasitemia. All 3 affected infants were treated and cured with azithromycin and atovaquone. No infant required exchange transfusion. Clinicians should be cognizant that babesiosis may be acquired via blood transfusion.

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Pediatric Infectious Disease JournalWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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