Absence of erythrocyte sequestration in a case of babesiosis in a splenectomized human patient
BACKGROUND: The importance of vascular occlusion in the pathogenesis of human haemoprotozoal disease is unresolved. METHODS: Giemsa-stained tissue sections from a human case of Babesia microti infection in a splenectomized patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and colon cancer were examined to ascertain the distribution of parasitized erythrocytes within the vascular lumen. RESULTS: No evidence of sequestration was observed. CONCLUSION: This first report on the vascular location of...[Show more]
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