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Profound autoimmune hemolysis and Evans syndrome in two asplenic patients with babesiosis.

Authors
  • Shatzel, Joseph J
  • Donohoe, Kelsey
  • Chu, Ngoc-Quynh
  • Garratty, George
  • Mody, Kabir
  • Bengtson, Elizabeth M
  • Dunbar, Nancy M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transfusion
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2015
Volume
55
Issue
3
Pages
661–665
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/trf.12901
PMID: 25354478
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These two cases illustrate the possibility of babesiosis to not only reactivate ES in asplenic patients, but also precipitate increased levels of immune deregulation, potentially provoking ES, a phenomenon not previously reported.

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