Tag Archives: babesiosis

If Not Lyme Disease, What Caused This Man’s Fever?

June 16, 2016 by Lisa Sanders, M.D. THE PRESENTING PROBLEM A doctor thought he knew what brought on this patient’s flulike symptoms, but antibiotics weren’t helping. “Nonno says he doesn’t feel good,” the 8-year-old girl reported, handing her mother a digital thermometer. The woman looked at the readout — just under 102 degrees. Her father, the child’s grandfather, had been Continues →

Case report: Mother to fetus transmission of Babesia, a tick-borne infection

The Anemic and Thrombocytopenic Febrile Neonate   Nickolas D. Surra, MD, John E. Jesus, MD Christiana Care Health Center, Newark, Delaware Published Online: April 18, 2015 Abstract Background Babesiosis is a tick-borne, protozoal disease seen primarily in the northeastern and northern Midwest portions of the United States. It is primarily transmitted through the bite of the Ixodes scapularis tick and may Continues →

Lyme [borreliosis] Helps Spread Other Tick Infections

December 31, 2014  By Christopher Intagliata – Scientific American Mice infected with Lyme and the Babesia parasite are more likely to pass on babesiosis than mice infected with babesiosis alone. Christopher Intagliata reports Lyme disease may be the most well known illness spread by ticks. But it’s far from the only one. The most common vector for Lyme is the Continues →

Huffington Post – Lyme in Austria

Lyme (Borreliosis), Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Bartonella, Tularemia, and more recently, Borrelia miyamotoi (a distant relative of Lyme Borreliosis) are recognized tick-borne infectious diseases in the United States, of which Lyme disease is the most common and fastest growing illness. Doctors globally say they are seeing a significant growth in co-infections when treating Lyme patients with chronic Continues →

Babesia: A Rare Cause of Posttransfusion Hemolytic Anemia

Kathman D, Nesanelis D, Fitzgibbons C. Chest, 2013 Oct 1; 144 (4_MeetingAbstracts): 197A. *Abstract*http://doi.org/10.1378/chest.1700928 <http://doi.org/10.1378/chest.1700928>*SESSION TITLE:* Infectious Disease Cases II*SESSION TYPE:* Affiliate Case Report Slide*PRESENTED ON:* Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 01:15 PM – 02:45 PM   *INTRODUCTION:* We report a case of post-transfusion Babesia infection masquerading as autoimmune hemolytic anemia.   *CASE PRESENTATION:* A 69-year-old female underwent a left Continues →

Reservoir Competence of Wildlife Host Species for Babesia microti.

Hersh MH, Tibbetts M, Strauss M, Ostfeld RS, Keesing F. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2012 Dec; 18(12): 1951-7. Abstract Human babesiosis is an increasing health concern in the northeastern United States, where the causal agent, Babesia microti, is spread through the bite of infected Ixodes scapularis ticks. We sampled 10 mammal and 4 bird species within a vertebrate host community in Continues →