Parasitology Research

, Volume 110, Issue 6, pp 2577–2579

Bed bugs can cause severe anaemia in adults

Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00436-011-2777-6

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Paulke-Korinek, M., Széll, M., Laferl, H. et al. Parasitol Res (2012) 110: 2577. doi:10.1007/s00436-011-2777-6

Abstract

A 60-year-old woman and her 67-year-old male partner, admitted for pneumonia and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction, respectively, had severe anaemia (Hb 5.3 and 5.2 g/dL, respectively), as a result from massive infestation with Cimex lectularius. After two erythrocyte transfusions and thorough decontamination, their clinical course was unremarkable.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.4th Medical Department with Infectious Diseases & Tropical MedicineKaiser Franz Josef-HospitalViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical MedicineMedical University ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of Medical Parasitology, Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical MedicineMedical University ViennaViennaAustria