Volume 15, Number 5—May 2009
Probable Congenital Babesiosis in Infant, New Jersey, USA
|Clinical data||Reference case 1||Reference case 2||Present case|
|Infant’s age at time of illness||30 d||5 wk||26 d|
|Time of maternal tick bite before delivery
|Serologic test results for Babesia spp.|
|Clinical findings||Fever, irritability, pallor, hepatosplenomegaly||Lethargy, poor feeding, pallor||Fever, poor feeding, irritability, pallor, scleral icterus, hepatosplenomegaly|
|Treatment (duration)||Ampicillin and gentamicin (3 d); clindamycin and quinine sulfate (10 d)||Clindamycin and quinine sulfate (12 d); azithromycin (10 d)||Ceftriaxone (8 d); atovaquone and azithromycin (10 d)|
*All infants’ history of tick exposure was negative, and all recovered.
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