Babesiosis

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General Principles

  • Babesiosis is a malaria-like illness that is caused by the intraerythrocytic parasite Babesia microti, a tick-borne protozoan.
  • Coinfection with Lyme disease is not uncommon because both are transmitted by the same tick vector (Ixodes spp.).

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General Principles

  • Babesiosis is a malaria-like illness that is caused by the intraerythrocytic parasite Babesia microti, a tick-borne protozoan.
  • Coinfection with Lyme disease is not uncommon because both are transmitted by the same tick vector (Ixodes spp.).

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