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Loa loa microfilaremia in a blood donor—A case report

DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2013.21013    3,003 Downloads   4,384 Views  

ABSTRACT

We report a case of Loa loa microfilaremia in a healthy blood donor. The potential for transfusion-transmitted infection and the possibility of transfusion-associated allergic reactions calls for stringent donor requirements. We recommend that all blood products be additionally screened for possible hemoparasites.

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The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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Thomas, B. and Fagbenro-Beyioku, A. (2013) Loa loa microfilaremia in a blood donor—A case report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 46-47. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.21013.

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