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Parasitology Research

, Volume 110, Issue 6, pp 2577–2579 | Cite as

Bed bugs can cause severe anaemia in adults

  • Maria Paulke-KorinekEmail author
  • Marton Széll
  • Hermann Laferl
  • Herbert Auer
  • Christoph WenischEmail author
Short Communication

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.

Keywords

Blood Meal Mirtazapine Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Tramal Acetylsalicylate 
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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

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