Concurrent babesiosis and ehrlichiosis in an elderly host

Citation
Mz. Jayed et al., Concurrent babesiosis and ehrlichiosis in an elderly host, MAYO CLIN P, 76(5), 2001, pp. 563-565
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine","Medical Research General Topics
Journal title
MAYO CLINIC PROCEEDINGS
ISSN journal
0025-6196 → ACNP
Volume
76
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
563 - 565
Database
ISI
SICI code
0025-6196(200105)76:5<563:CBAEIA>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
An 85-year-old man, actively infected with Babesia microti and Ehrlichia ch affeensis, presented with fatigue and thrombocytopenia. He developed rhabdo myolysis and multiple organ failure, which led to death 6 days after initia l presentation. To our knowledge, concurrent acute disease due to these 2 o rganisms has not been reported previously, although serologic studies have shown that some patients acquire both infections in life.