Human trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma evansi in India: the first case report.

@article{Joshi2005HumanTC,
  title={Human trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma evansi in India: the first case report.},
  author={Prashant Prabhakar Joshi and Vijay R Shegokar and Rajaram M Powar and St{\'e}phane Herder and Rahul Katti and Harsha R Salkar and Vibhawari S Dani and Aradhana Bhargava and Jean G. Jannin and Philippe Truc},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2005},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={491-5}
}
We report an Indian farmer who had fluctuating trypanosome parasitemia associated with febrile episodes for five months. Morphologic examination of the parasites indicated the presence of large numbers of trypanosomes belonging to the species Trypanosoma evansi, which is normally a causative agent of animal trypanosomiasis known as surra. Basic clinical and biologic examinations are described, using several assays, including parasitologic, serologic, and molecular biologic tests, all of which… CONTINUE READING

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