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Splenic dysfunction from celiac disease resulting in severe babesiosis
- O’Connell, Sarah, Lyons, Craig, Abdou, Moustafa, Patowary, Rittick, Aslam, Salman, Kinsella, Nora, Zintl, Annetta, Hunfeld, Klaus-Peter, Wormser, Gary P., Gray, Jeremy, Merry, Concepta, Alizadeh, Hussain
- Ticks and tick-borne diseases 2017 v.8 no.4 pp. 537-539
- Babesia divergens, Streptococcus pneumoniae, adults, atrophy, babesiosis, bacterial pneumonia, celiac disease, humans, ticks
- We describe a 79-year-old Irish man who, because he had hyposplenism and splenic atrophy due to adult celiac disease, became critically ill from a severe Babesia divergens infection. Greater awareness of the possible consequences of splenic dysfunction from adult celiac disease, such as serious pneumococcal infections and babesiosis, is warranted.