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Volume 24, Number 8—August 2018
Research Letter

Misdiagnosis of Babesiosis as Malaria, Equatorial Guinea, 2014

Marta Arsuaga1, Luis Miguel González1, Enrique Salvador Padial, Arigecho Woubshet Dinkessa, Elena Sevilla, Elena Trigo, Sabino Puente, Jeremy Gray, and Estrella MonteroComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Hospital Universitario La Paz-Carlos III, Madrid, Spain (M. Arsuaga, E. Trigo, S. Puente); Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Madrid (L.M. Gonzalez, E. Sevilla, E. Montero); La Paz Medical Center, Bata, Equatorial Guinea (E.S. Padial, A.W. Dinkessa); University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (J. Gray)

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Initial laboratory test results from blood samples of a patient with suspected babesiosis, Equatorial Guinea, 2014

Aspartate aminotransferase, U/L 15 (15–46L)
Alanine aminotransferase, U/L 20 (13–69)
Gamma-glutamyl transferase, U/L 14 (12–56)
Lactate dehydrogenase, U/L 450 (300–618)
Alkaline phosphatase, U/L 58 (30–130)
Total protein, g/dL 6.9 (6.3–10)
Albumin, g/dL 4.3 (3.5–5.5)
Bilirubin, mg/dL 0.7 (0.3–1.3)
Indirect bilirubin, mg/dL 0.7 (0.2–0.9)

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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