Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Jul;16(7):1116-8.
Fatal babesiosis in man, Finland, 2004.
Haapasalo K, Suomalainen P, Sukura A, Siikamaki H, Jokiranta TS.
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
We report an unusual case of human babesiosis in Finland in a 53-year-old man
with no history of splenectomy. He had a rudimentary spleen, coexisting Lyme
borreliosis, exceptional dark streaks on his extremities, and subsequent
disseminated aspergillosis. He was infected with Babesia divergens, which
usually causes bovine babesiosis in Finland.
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