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Volume 19, Number 7—July 2013

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Babesia microti Infection, Eastern Pennsylvania, USA

Marcela E. Perez AcostaComments to Author , Peter T. Ender, Erin M. Smith, and Jeffrey A. Jahre
Author affiliations: St. Luke’s University Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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Clinical and laboratory data for 3 patients with babesiosis at dates of admission, diagnosis of babesiosis and discharge, eastern Pennsylvania, USA*

Characteristic
Patient 1
Patient 2
Patient 3
Date 2011 Aug 18 2011 Aug 25 2012 Jun 8 2012 Jun 12 2012 Jun 16 2012 Jun 26 2012 Jul 11
Temperature, °C 38.7 35.7 36.8 37.2 36.1 37.8 37.2
Hematocrit, % 43.1 28.3 26.0 27.4 30.7 43.3 32.9
Leukocyte count, × 109/L 9.87 6.43 2.94 5.47 3.36 7.93 10.6
Platelet count, × 109/L 45 197 46 68 68 41 74
Total bilirubin, mg/dL† 4.77 0.88 3.05 NA NA 2.0 2.48
Parasitemia level, % 10.0 1.2 NA 1.4 0.1 0.4 0.0
Creatinine, mg/dL‡ 1.9 1.1 1.47 1.12 NA 1.16 0.95

*NA, not available.
†Reference range 0.20–1.00 mg/dL.
‡Reference range 0.60–1.30 mg/dL.

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