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Babesiosis

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Ticks: Babesia is an intraerythrocytic protozoan similar to malaria that is acquired by tick bite in specific endemic areas. It can also be transmitted by bl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience in Infectious Disease
Infection from tick.: Babesiosis is typically acquired from the bite of an infected tick (ixodes scapularis). Most cases tend to occur in the northeast and upper midwest. I ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Clindamycin/Quinine: Asymptomatic babesiosis need not be treated unless the organism is detected on blood smears or by pcr for more than 3 months. When babesia is detecte ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Humph : It is hard to eradicate and not uncommon to need retreatment. Have your son checked out as soon as possible.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Lime disease is caused by a bacteria that is spread by infected ticks. That tick must attach and feed on a person long enough that the germ is passed ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Lyme disease: There are several antibiotics that are highly effective in treating acute lyme disease. Effects on "chronic" lyme disease are less certain. It should ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: And make U sick: Not only do lone star ticks transmit lyme disease, they do so faster than other ticks, according to stuff that I have read. I learned that ticks usua ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Mepron (atovaquone): This is the brand name for atovaquone, an antiparasitic drug used occasionally in patients with tick borne illnesses when coinfection with babesia mic ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tineke Malus
10 years experience in Environmental Health
Spirochete in fleas: The organism (borellia sp.) that causes lyme disease has been found in fleas and mosquitos but has not yet been found to contribute to transmission of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: A person with LD is not going to spread it to others in their social contact. It is passed thru a tick bite if the tick is a carrier.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Bacteria causes Lyme: Borrelia burgdorferi is the bacteria that is the causative agent of lyme disease. It has the most complex genome of any bacteria known to man, which c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
By insects: The causative agent of chagas disease (t. Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Epidemic Typhus: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
They are all...: Infections that are transmitted to humans by the bite of a tick.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Deer ticks: Deer ticks
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Absolutely, in recent years west nile virus has been in epidemic mode sweeping from the east coast of the us to the west. Encephalitis is present on ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
The mentioned: Infections causes cytopenias and red blood cell destructions but not aware they cause immune deficiency.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Only by tick bites: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
Infection of rodents: Tularemia is a bacterial of common rodents (rabbits, muskrats, beavers, squirrel etc) which can be spread to humans through contact with infected ani ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Deer ticks - Ixodes: Certain ticks are associated with certain diseases. For Lyme disease, classically the 'deer tick' is described- Ixodes scapularis. Deer ticks go throu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Treats Babesia not L: Atovaquone (mepron) is not effective for treating borrelia, the lyme bacteria. However, up to 70% of those with chronic lyme have babesiosis, a co-inf ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely : Check this link for more info http://www.popsci.com/bed-bugs-and-chagas-disease-dont-worry-quite-yet
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chiggers in North: America are not disease vectors to humans.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called a spirochete. The class of the organism is Borrelia.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Must be considered: Many patients with lyme disease have co-infections with babesiosis &/or bartonella. These can cause symptoms as or even more serious than lyme. Many l ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try hydroquinone: Depending on the severity and the location, topical creams like hydroquinone may help. See your dermatologist for recommendations specific to your sk ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Lane
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Get their attention!: Speak directly, loud and clear, placing yourself in front of them, demand that they look into your eyes! have them breathe slow and deep while looking ... Read More
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