Volume 85, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Trypanosomes were observed in the peripheral blood smear of a 37-day-old Indian infant admitted off feeds, with fever and convulsions. () was identified in the blood. The species identification was confirmed by morphometry, polymerase chain reaction, and sequencing. Human infection with this organism is rare. Only seven cases of this infection have been reported previously in humans. The cases reported are reviewed to develop a composite picture of this disease.


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  • Received : 01 Jan 2011
  • Accepted : 30 Apr 2011
  • Published online : 01 Aug 2011

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