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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

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Patient Case 2

Slide 13

July 2010

Now that we’ve reviewed how methods, such as serology, can assist in the diagnosis of ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis, let’s turn our attention to case #2. This is a case of a 4-week old infant who was seen at a Children’s hospital in Rhode Island. The infant received blood transfusions from at least 7 donor units, and within days, the child developed fever, anemia and thrombocytopenia. A peripheral blood specimen was obtained from the patient and was submitted to the laboratory for direct examination.

Patient Case 2


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