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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia associated with babesiosis

Overview of attention for article published in Biomarker Research, April 2017
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Title
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia associated with babesiosis
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Biomarker Research, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40364-017-0095-6
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Roshni Narurkar, Aleksandra Mamorska-Dyga, John C. Nelson, Delong Liu

Abstract

Babesiosis is endemic in selected areas in North America. Babesia infection is commonly associated with anemia, thrombocytopenia, hyponatremia and elevated liver enzymes. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is known to be caused by parasitic and viral infections but has not been well characterized. We describe two cases diagnosed with babesiosis triggering severe AIHA. One case had history of splenectomy, and the other was an elderly patient. Older, immunocompromised and asplenic patients may be particularly at risk for post-babesiosis AIHA (PB-AIHA). The pathogenesis for conventional AIHA and PB-AIHA appears to be different, since splenectomy is a treatment for conventional AIHA, whereas PB-AIHA is seen more often in asplenic patients. Further investigation into this intriguing mechanism of host immune response to babesiosis may help to elucidate the overall mechanism of infection- triggered AIHA.

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Unknown 21 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 33%
Other 4 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 38%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 24%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 1 5%

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