Treponema pallidum (syphilis)

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Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
8 year old female with severe anemia due to malaria transfused an RPR-reactive unit of blood unit that had 1 day refrigerated storage time, had post-transfusion fever with negative blood cultures, and seroconverted RPR. No known sexual history or clinical evidence of yaws.
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Seroconversion after receiving an RPR-reactive unit of blood. TPHA and RPR conversion pre- vs post-transfusion.
Imputability grade: 
2 Probable
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Suggest references: 
Owusu-Ofori, Parry CM, Bates I. Transfusion-transmitted syphilis in teaching hospital, Ghana. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2011;17(11):2080-2082.