Congenital Babesiosis After Maternal Infection With Borrelia burgdorferi and Babesia microti

Published Date
Journal
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Citation
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc . 2018 Feb 19;7(1):e1-e5
DOI
10.1093/jpids/pix074
Authors
Saetre K
Godhwani N
Maria M
Patel D
Wang G
Li KI
Wormser GP
Nolan SM
Abstract

We describe the cases of 2 infants with congenital babesiosis born to mothers with prepartum Lyme disease and subclinical Babesia microti infection. The infants both developed anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia, and 1 infant required red blood cell transfusion. Both infants recovered with treatment. Additional studies are warranted to define the optimal management strategy for pregnant women with early Lyme disease in geographic areas in which B microti infection is endemic.