Babesiosis

Common Name(s)

Babesiosis

Babesiosis is a disease caused by a parasite that infects red blood cells. It is spread by the bite of an infected deer tick and occurs in coastal areas in the northeastern United States. Symptoms usually begin to appear from 1 to 8 weeks after being bitten by an infected tick. Most of those who are bitten show very mild signs or no signs at all. If symptoms are present, they include fever, chills, headache, achy joins and muscles, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and dark urine. These symptoms can last several months. People without a healthy spleen, elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop potentially life-threatening symptoms. Babesiosis can be treated with medication.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Babesiosis" returned 76 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe babesiosis in immunocompetent man, Spain, 2011.
 

Author(s): Luis M Gonzalez, Susana Rojo, Fernando Gonzalez-Camacho, Daniel Luque, Cheryl A Lobo, Estrella Montero

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Apr;20(4):724-6.

 

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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Monitoring human babesiosis emergence through vector surveillance New England, USA.
 

Author(s): Maria A Diuk-Wasser, Yuchen Liu, Tanner K Steeves, Corrine Folsom-O'Keefe, Kenneth R Dardick, Timothy Lepore, Stephen J Bent, Sahar Usmani-Brown, Sam R Telford, Durland Fish, Peter J Krause

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Feb;20(2):225-31.

 

Human babesiosis is an emerging tick-borne disease caused by the intraerythrocytic protozoan Babesia microti. Its geographic distribution is more limited than that of Lyme disease, despite sharing the same tick vector and reservoir hosts. The geographic range of babesiosis is expanding, ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014

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Babesiosis in Westchester County, New York.
 

Author(s): Charles S Pavia, Gul Madison

Journal: J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Sep;112(9):631.

 

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2012

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The terms "Babesiosis" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Symptomatic babesiosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: report of a case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Michael DiLorenzo, Bertrand Agus

Journal: Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2012 ;70(2):124-6.

 

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2012

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Current advances in detection and treatment of babesiosis.
 

Author(s): J Mosqueda, A Olvera-Ramirez, G Aguilar-Tipacamu, G J Canto

Journal: Curr. Med. Chem.. 2012 ;19(10):1504-18.

 

Babesiosis is a disease with a world-wide distribution affecting many species of mammals principally cattle and man. The major impact occurs in the cattle industry where bovine babesiosis has had a huge economic effect due to loss of meat and beef production of infected animals and ...

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2012

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Human babesiosis.
 

Author(s): Edouard Vannier, Benjamin E Gewurz, Peter J Krause

Journal: Infect. Dis. Clin. North Am.. 2008 Sep;22(3):469-88, viii-ix.

 

Human babesiosis is an emerging intraerythrocytic infection caused by protozoal parasites transmitted by ixodid ticks. Babesiosis is endemic in the northeastern and upper midwestern regions of the United States and is found sporadically in other parts of the United States, Europe, ...

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2008

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Babesia Testing in Blood Donors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Transfusion Transmitted Babesiosis

 

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2012

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