Herc E, Pritt B, Huizenga T, Douce R, Hysell M, Newton D, Sidge J, Losman E, Sherbeck J, and Kaul DR. Probable locally acquired babesia divergens-like infection in woman, Michigan, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2018; 24(8):1558-1560.
Emerging infectious diseases
We report an asplenic patient who was infected with Babesia divergens-like/MO-1. The clinical course was complicated by multiorgan failure that required intubation and dialysis. The patient recovered after an exchange transfusion and antimicrobial drug therapy. Physicians should be alert for additional cases, particularly in asplenic persons.
Medical Subject Headings
Babesia; Babesiosis; Female; Humans; Michigan; Middle Aged