Parasitology 5- (hematologic infections) Babesia

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Questions:

Q. Which diseases are caused by Babesia?

Q. How is Babesia transmitted?

Q. How is Babesia diagnosed?

Q. How is Babesia infection treated?

Answers:

Q. Which diseases are caused by Babesia?

Babesiosis

  • Fever
  • Hemolytic anemia

Asplenia increases the risk of severe disease

Q. How is Babesia transmitted?

Ixodes tick

Q. How is Babesia diagnosed?

Blood smear (ring form)

PCR (Maltase Cross)

Q. How is Babesia infection treated?

Atovaquinone + Azithromycin

 
 
 

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