DIANE BENEZRA, M.D., M.P.H.; ARTHUR E. BROWN, M.D.; BRUCE POLSKY, M.D.; JONATHAN W. M. GOLD, M.D.; DONALD ARMSTRONG, M.D.
To the editor: We report a severe and recurrent case of babesiosis in a nonsplenectomized man positive for antibody to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). To our knowledge, this is the first report of babesiosis in a patient with HIV infection.
A 40-year-old white man who was known to have antibody against HIV since at least April 1980, presented with a 3-week history of fever and a 5-day history of abdominal pain. Physical examination showed a temperature of 38.3 °C, pulse of 132/min, mild oral candidiasis, and hepatosplenomegaly. Laboratory studies showed a hemoglobin level of 8.0 g; hematocrit, 23.9%; leukocyte
BENEZRA D, BROWN AE, POLSKY B, GOLD JWM, ARMSTRONG D. Babesiosis and Infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Ann Intern Med. ;107:944. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-6-944_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(6):944.
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