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Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012

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Severe Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis Transmitted by Blood Transfusion

Matjaz JerebComments to Author , Blaz Pecaver, Janez Tomazic, Igor Muzlovic, Tatjana Avsic-Zupanc, Tanja Premru-Srsen, Snezna Levicnik-Stezinar, Primoz Karner, and Franc Strle
Author affiliations: University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (M. Jereb, B. Pecaver, J. Tomazic, I. Muzlovic, T. Premru-Srsen); Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Ljubljana (T. Avsic-Zupanc); and Blood Transfusion Center of Slovenia, Ljubljana (S. Levicnik-Stezinar)

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Table 1

Blood test results for a patient with severe human granulocytic anaplasmosis, Slovenia, 2010*

Date, 2010 CRP, mg/L PCT, µg/L Leukocytes, 109 cells/L Band cells, % Erc, 1012 cells/L Hb, g/L Pt, 109/L LDH, μkat/L AF, μkat/L AST, μkat/L ALT, μkat/L GGT, μkat/L
Sep

13

<3 ND 8.2 ND 4.23 113 230 2.67 1.8 0.46 0.53 0.19

16

45 ND 11.1 ND 4.57 127 142 3.74 1.5 0.78 0.53 0.23

25

97 ND 9.2 ND 4.76 128 258 ND 2.54 1.39 1.65 ND

27

95 0.75 6.2 ND 3.91 106 80 6.1 3.56 1.39 1.12 2.67

28

120 0.73 9.1 48 3.67 104 39 8.28 5.3 1.9 1.17 3.07

29

167 0.98 10 23 3.82 106 21 9.23 6.11 2.74 1.33 2.98

30

121 1.02 9.4 15 3.79 106 11 13.6 5.75 3.69 1.36 2.95
Oct

1

88 0.83 6 10 3.92 111 21 18.12 5.07 4.06 1.29 3.28

2

60 1 12 10 3.94 104 50 23.2 4.3 4.86 1.48 3.8

5

34 0.23 13.9 3 3.2 91 52 16.03 3.33 1.8 1.4 4.06

6

15 0.19 14.3 2 3.38 97 141 10.48 2.72 1.2 1.52 3.21

7

4 ND 12 2 3.52 101 210 7.41 2.49 0.97 1.99 3.11

8

ND ND 11.5 0 3.54 104 275 6.03 2.23 0.73 1.83 2.77

10

<3 ND 8.5 0 3.96 107 401 5.65 2.11 0.62 1.5 2.62

*CRP, C-reactive protein (reference <5 mg/L); PCT, procalcitonin (reference <0.5 µg/L); leukocytes, leukocyte count (reference 4–10 × 109 cells/L); Erc, erythrocyte count (reference 4.2–5.4 x 1012 cells/L); Hb, hemoglobin (reference120–160 g/L); Pt, platelets (reference 140–340 × 109/L); LDH, lactate dehydrogenase (reference <4.12 μkat/L); AF, alkaline phosphatase (referrence <1.74 μkat/L); AST, aspartate transaminase (reference <0.52 μkat/L); ALT, alanine transaminase (reference <0.56 μkat/L); GGT, γ-glutamyl transferase (reference <0.63 μkat/L); ND, not determined.

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