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Severe human granulocytic anaplasmosis transmitted by blood transfusion

Severe human granulocytic anaplasmosis transmitted by blood transfusion

Emerging Infectious Diseases 18(8): 1354-1357

A 36-year-old woman acquired severe human granulocytic anaplasmosis after blood transfusion following a cesarean section. Although intensive treatment with mechanical ventilation was needed, the patient had an excellent recovery. Disease caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection was confirmed in 1 blood donor and in the transfusion recipient.

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PMID: 22841007

DOI: 10.3201/eid1808.120180

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