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Case Report: Trypanosoma lewisi or T. lewisi -like Infection in a 37-Day-Old Indian Infant

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Verma, A and Manchanda, S and Kumar, N and Sharma, A and Goel, M and Banerjee, PS and Garg, R and Singh, BP and Balharbi, F and Lejon, V and Deborggraeve, S and Rana, UVS and Puliyel, J, Case Report: Trypanosoma lewisi or T. lewisi -like Infection in a 37-Day-Old Indian Infant, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 85, (2) pp. 221-224. ISSN 0002-9637 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.4269/ajtmh.2011.11-0002

Abstract

Trypanosomes were observed in the peripheral blood smear of a 37-day-old Indian infant admitted off feeds, with fever and convulsions. Trypanosoma ( Herpetosoma ) lewisi was identified in the blood. The species identification was confirmed by morphometry, polymerase chain reaction, and sequencing. Human infection with this organism is rare. Only seven cases of this infection have been reported previously in humans. The cases reported are reviewed to develop a composite picture of this disease.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Trypanasoma lewisi
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Haematology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Infectious Diseases
Author:Sharma, A (Dr Archna Sharma)
ID Code:101205
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2015-06-12
Last Modified:2015-06-18
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