Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 69–70 | Cite as

Trypanosomiasis in a Young Infant from Rural Gujarat, India

  • Dilip Bharodiya
  • Tanu Singhal
  • G. S. Kasodariya
  • P. S. Banerjee
  • Rajat Garg
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Case Report



Human trypansomiasis due to infection by animal trypanosomes is rarely reported from India.

Case characteristics

We describe clinical presentation of a 2-month-old boy from a rat infested house in rural Gujarat who was diagnosed to be havinginfection with the rodent parasite Trypanosoma lewisi.


The fever and parasitemia resolved on treatment with liposomal amphotericin B, Ceftriaxone and Amikacin, and there was no recurrence of parasitemia over a 2 month follow-up.


The case highlights the need for increased awareness and heightened surveillance for this rare zoonotic infection.


Protozoa Pyrexia of unknown origin T. Lewisi 


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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dilip Bharodiya
    • 1
  • Tanu Singhal
    • 2
  • G. S. Kasodariya
    • 1
  • P. S. Banerjee
    • 3
  • Rajat Garg
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsApple HospitalSuratIndia
  2. 2.Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research InstituteAndheri West, MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research InstituteIzatnagarIndia

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