TRENTON K. RUEBUSH II, M.D.; PAUL B. CASSADAY, M.D.; HOWARD J. MARSH, M.D.; SHELDON A. LISKER, M.D.; DAVID B. VOORHEES, M.D.; EARLE B. MAHONEY, M.D.; GEORGE R. HEALY, Ph.D.
Between 20 July and 15 October 1975, five cases of human infection with Babesia microti were diagnosed on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. The illness was characterized by fever, drenching sweats, shaking chills, myalgia, arthralgia, extreme fatigue, and a mild-to-moderate hemolytic anemia. None of the patients had a history of splenectomy. Although all patients responded symptomatically to treatment with oral chloroquine phosphate, parasitemia and fatigue frequently persisted for several weeks to months.
RUEBUSH TK, CASSADAY PB, MARSH HJ, LISKER SA, VOORHEES DB, MAHONEY EB, et al. Human Babesiosis on Nantucket Island: Clinical Features. Ann Intern Med. ;86:6–9. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-1-6
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