Trypanosoma lewisi or T. lewisi-like infection in a 37-day-old Indian infant

A Verma, S Manchanda, N Kumar, A Sharma, M Goel, PS Banerjee, R Garg, BP Singh, F Balharbi, V Lejon, S Deborggraeve, UV Singh Rana, J Puliyel

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    Trypanosomes were observed in the peripheral blood smear of a 37-day-old Indian infant admitted off feeds, with fever and convulsions. Trypanosoma (Herpetosoma) lewisi was identified in the blood. The species identification was confirmed by morphometry, polymerase chain reaction, and sequencing. Human infection with this organism is rare. Only seven cases of this infection have been reported previously in humans. The cases reported are reviewed to develop a composite picture of this disease.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)221-224
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Protozoal diseases
    • Trypanosoma lewisi
    • Vectors
    • Fleas
    • Case reports
    • Infants
    • Diagnosis
    • Blood
    • Identification
    • Morphometry
    • Polymerase chain reaction
    • PCR
    • Sequencing
    • Symptoms
    • Treatment
    • Review of the literature
    • India
    • Asia-South


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