NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Splenic Dysfunction From Celiac Disease Resulting in Severe Babesiosis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2017

Department

Medicine

Abstract

We describe a 79-year-old Irish man who, because he had hyposplenism and splenic atrophy due to adult celiac disease, became critically ill from a severe Babesia divergens infection. Greater awareness of the possible consequences of splenic dysfunction from adult celiac disease, such as serious pneumococcal infections and babesiosis, is warranted.

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