Trypanosomiasis in a Young Infant from Rural Gujarat, India
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Human trypansomiasis due to infection by animal trypanosomes is rarely reported from India.
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.
KeywordsProtozoa Pyrexia of unknown origin T. Lewisi
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