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Human babesiosis: a case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10711060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Babesiosis is an intraerythrocytic parasitic infection caused by protozoa of the genus Babesia and transmitted by the Ixodes dammini tick, which also transmits Lyme disease. Babesiosis is emerging as an illness of public health significance in the United States. Occurrences of Babesiosis infections have been reported during spring, summer, and fall in coastal areas in the northeastern United States. Asymptomatic patients may need only supportive care, whereas asplenic, elderly, and immunocompromised patients are at greatest risk for severe disease. However, overall mortality rates for symptomatic cases are less than 10%. This article presents a case report on a white male in his 70s diagnosed with human Babesiosis and emphasizes the need for early detection and prompt interventions to minimize the sequelae related to this tick-borne disease.
Authors:
J Meister
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical excellence for nurse practitioners : the international journal of NPACE     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1085-2360     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Excell Nurse Pract     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-16     Completed Date:  2000-03-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9816180     Medline TA:  Clin Excell Nurse Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, USA. Vibvtach@Medscape.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Animals
Azure Stains
Babesiosis / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy*,  transmission
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Male
Primary Prevention / methods
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Azure Stains

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