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Babesia microti Infection Presenting as Acute Splenic Laceration.
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PMID:  23859679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Background: Blunt abdominal trauma leading to splenic injury can cause substantial morbidity, particularly in patients with established splenic pathology. In such cases, the extant pathology may increase a patient's susceptibility to blunt injury, most notably by inducing hypersplenism; Babesia microti may create such a condition. Methods: Case report and English language-based literature review. Results: Obtaining an appropriate travel history and understanding endemic infectious conditions will better enable the clinician to establish readily treatable concomitant diagnoses in the setting of injury. Conclusions: Failure to treat such infections may delay solid organ healing, leading to the patient being released to unrestricted and therefore risky activity with persistently abnormal splenic architecture.
Authors:
Joshua C Leinwand; Juan Pablo Arroyo; Daniel Solomon; Lewis J Kaplan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-7-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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1 Yale School of Medicine , Surgical Critical Care, and Surgical Emergencies, New Haven, Connecticut.
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