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


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


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:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Haematology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sharma, A (Dr Archna Sharma)
ID Code:101205
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:33
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2015-06-12
Last Modified:2015-06-18

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