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      Transfusion-transmitted leishmaniasis: a practical review.

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          In the Balearic Islands, as in other areas in southern Europe, there are a significant proportion of asymptomatic Leishmania infantum-infected blood donors. Theoretically, these donors may represent an important challenge for blood transfusion safety. However, despite an active search of multiply transfused patients, there have been, so far, no cases of transfusion-transmitted leishmaniasis (TTL) in our region. On the other hand, there is scarce evidence of the TTL in the literature. A review of asymptomatic Leishmania-infected blood donors' studies in endemic areas and TTL reports published in the English literature were performed, to ascertain the factors that determine the real risk of transfusion transmission of Leishmania.

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          Journal
          Transfusion
          Transfusion
          Wiley
          1537-2995
          0041-1132
          Mar 2016
          : 56 Suppl 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Fundació Banc de Sang i Teixits de les Illes Balears.
          [2 ] Institut Universitari d'Investigació en Ciències de la Salut (IUNICS), Majorca, Spain.
          [3 ] Laboratori de Parasitologia, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
          [4 ] Son Llàtzer Hospital.
          [5 ] Son Espases University Hospital, Majorca, Spain.
          Article
          10.1111/trf.13344
          27001361

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