Variable clinical presentations of babesiosis : The Nurse Practitioner

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Variable clinical presentations of babesiosis

Paparone, Pamela DNP, APN; Paparone, Philip W. DO

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The Nurse Practitioner 43(10):p 48-54, October 2018. | DOI: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000545000.07640.11

Human babesiosis continues to spread in multiple regions of the US. It is transmitted by Ixodes species ticks, as are Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. Its variable clinical presentations, together with serologic detection limitations, require that a high index of clinical suspicion be present for prompt diagnosis. This article discusses case examples showing the wide range of symptoms and presentations that are possible with babesiosis.

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