Transfusion-Transmitted Malaria: Two Pediatric Cases From the United States and Their Relevance in an Increasingly Globalized World

Leigh A. Stubbs, Michael Price, Daniel Noland, Jennifer Fuchs, Laura Filkins, Erin McElvania, Hung S. Luu, Michael Sebert, Ami Waters, Michelle S. Hsiang

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Abstract

In non-endemic settings, transfusion-transmitted malaria (TTM) is rare but potentially fatal and becoming more common with globalization. We present two pediatric cases that demonstrate donor screening using questionnaires is subject to error and that TTM should be considered with fever following numerous transfusions in children, particularly sickle cell patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1092-1095
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume10
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 31 2021

Keywords

  • P falciparum
  • P ovale
  • blood donor
  • plasmodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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