Ellie Chisholm

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An indirect immunofluorescent antibody test was used to detect antibody to Babesia microti in human sera. Nine patients from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts infected with B. microti had serum titers greater than or equal to 1,024. Of 84 control sera from New York City residents, 246 sera from patients with possible exposure to ticks, and 36 sera from(More)
We describe babesiosis transmitted by transfusion. The infected blood donor was identified and a minimum period of infectivity of the donor's blood was established. We report a new modality for chemotherapy consisting of quinine plus clindamycin, and a new endemic focus for this zoonosis on Fire Island, New York. There are insufficient data to establish a(More)
An indirect immunofluorescent test was used to determine antibody titers to Babesia microti in serum samples collected from 16 patients between 1 week and 1 year after the onset of illness. Titers rose to greater than or equal to 1:1,024 during the first few weeks of illness and then fell gradually to 1:16 to 1:256 over the next 5-6 months.
An indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) test was performed with human sera to detect cross-reactivity of Babesia microti antibodies with other species of Babesia parasites, with other blood and tissue parasites, and with various tick-borne organisms. Antisera to B. microti cross reacted with other Babesia species, but at lower dilutions than with the(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary goal of this investigation was to survey military health care professionals at a Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, regarding their perceptions of care delivered by an anesthesiologist-directed acute pain service (APS) at a British Combat Support Hospital (CSH)-Role 3. METHODS The APS was directed by a U.S. Army anesthesiologist experienced(More)