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Medical Center of Trinity
babesiosis treatment, Babesiosis, protozoan infections, parasitic diseases, tick-borne diseases
Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine | Parasitic Diseases
Babesiosis Microti is a parasitic alveolate that is usually transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks. In the United States, the endemic areas of Babesiosis include the Northeast and Upper Midwestern regions . Symptoms include fever, malaise, fatigue, vomiting, and jaundice . Current therapy primarily consists of a combination of azithromycin and atovaquone. Clindamycin and quinine may be administered in severe cases. For its emerging health risk worldwide, clinicians must be aware of the several presenting manifestations of babesiosis. Since 2017, the Centers Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has deemed Babesiosis is a reportable disease. This case focuses on the importance of recognizing Babesiosis outside of its endemic area, and that was past the average incubation period associated of 1-9+ weeks.
Tirumalasetty, Kiran; Patel, Jinal K.; Stepman, Gauthier L.; Zeidan, Bassem; Sundaresh, K V.; Desai, Parth R.; and Frunzi, Johnathan, "A Case Of Babesiosis Seen Outside Of Its Endemic Area And Outside Of Its Incubation Period" (2020). West Florida Division Virtual Research Day. 7.