Case report: spontaneous splenic rupture during acute parasitemia of Babesia microti

M Kent Froberg, Devon Dannen, Nicholas Bernier, Wun-Ju Shieh, Jeannette Guarner, Sherif Zaki
Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science 2008, 38 (4): 390-2
Babesia is a malaria-like protozoan parasite spread by Ixodes ticks primarily from the white-footed deer mouse to humans. Typically it causes subclinical disease, but occasionally causes acute febrile disease with hepatosplenomegaly. We report a case of spontaneous splenic rupture of a 56-yr-old man with acute Babesia microti infection.

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