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Spontaneous splenic rupture caused by Babesia microti infection

David P Kuwayama, Renato J Briones
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008 May 1, 46 (9): e92-5
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Babesiosis has not been previously associated with spontaneous splenic rupture. We describe an otherwise healthy 61-year-old man with symptomatic babesiosis whose spleen ruptured during hospitalization. Although this complication is rare, practitioners who commonly treat patients with babesiosis should be aware of its potential occurrence.

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