Transfusion-associated Babesia gibsoni infection in a dog.

  title={Transfusion-associated Babesia gibsoni infection in a dog.},
  author={Julie R Stegeman and Adam J. Birkenheuer and John M. Kruger and Edward B Breitschwerdt},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={222 7},
  pages={959-63, 952}
A 2.5-year-old spayed female German Shepherd Dog was referred for evaluation of progressive anemia, lethargy, and weight loss. Seventeen days earlier, the dog had received a whole blood transfusion to manage hemorrhage after ovariohysterectomy. Mild fever, splenomegaly, and thrombocytopenia were also identified. Von Willebrand disease and Babesia gibsoni infection were diagnosed. Because of the serologic cross-reactivity of B gibsoni and B canis in the immunofluorescent antibody assay for IgG… CONTINUE READING
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