Death from transfusion-transmitted anaplasmosis, New York, USA, 2017 Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antibodies, Antiphospholipid
  • Antigen-Antibody Complex
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Erythrocyte Membrane
  • beta 2-Glycoprotein I

abstract

  • We report a death from transfusion-transmitted anaplasmosis in a 78-year-old man. The patient died of septic shock 2 weeks after a perioperative transfusion with erythrocytes harboring Anaplasma phagocytophilum. The patient's blood specimens were positive for A. phagocytophilum DNA beginning 7 days after transfusion; serologic testing remained negative until death.

publication date

  • August 2018

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid2408.172048

PubMed ID

  • 30016241

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1548

end page

  • 1550

volume

  • 24

number

  • 8