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Transfusion-Acquired Plasmodium falciparum Infection in a Premature Infant. A Case Report.

The transmission of malaria by blood transfusion was one of the first recorded incidents of transfusion-transmitted infection. Although a number of different infections have been reported to be transmitted by transfusion since then, on a global scale malaria remains one of the most common transfusion-transmitted infections. In this case, a male Saudi pre-term infant was found to have blood transfusion-transmitted malaria.

Author(s): Saleh M. Al-Qahtani; Ayed A. Shati; Ali M. Alsuheel; Ahmad A. Al-Hanshani