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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31825b20c1
Case Reports

Vertical Transmission of Babesiosis From a Pregnant, Splenectomized Mother to Her Neonate

Cornett, Julia Kang MD*; Malhotra, Amisha MD; Hart, Daniel MD*

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Abstract

Abstract: Vertical transmission of babesiosis has been described in infants with positive blood smears whose asymptomatic mothers had positive serologic or polymerase chain reaction test results. We report a case of confirmed vertical transmission in which Babesia ring forms were demonstrated in a symptomatic woman, her amniotic fluid, and her neonate.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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