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How do you get babesiosis?

How do you get babesiosis?

Babesiosis: Babesiosis is an illness that can be spread when nymphs or adult ticks carrying a protozoan called babesia bite a human being. This is not a common infection in humans ; is found only in very specific geographic locations. ...Read more

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Babesiosis (Definition)

Babesiosis is a malaria-like parasitic disease caused by infection with babesia, a genus of protozoal piroplasms.[1] after trypanosomes, babesia is thought to be the second most common blood parasites of mammals, and they can have a major impact on health of domestic animals in ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: babesiosis?

What is the definition or description of: babesiosis?

Babesia: Babesiosis is a malaria-like parasitic disease caused by infection with babesia, a genus of protozoal piroplasms.[1] after trypanosomes, babesia is thought to be the second most common blood parasites of mammals, and they can have a major impact on health of domestic animals in areas without severe winters. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with babesiosis. What are good treatments?

Just been diagnosed with babesiosis. What are good treatments?

Babesiosis: Many people do not require treatment because they are asymptomatic. Some people may require combinations of medications such as clindamycin, quinine, Azithromycin or atovaquone. ...Read more

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Can babesiosis return after it was cured? My son has similar symptoms, but I'm hoping its the flu.

Can babesiosis return after it was cured? My son has similar symptoms, but I'm hoping its the flu.

Yes: Although uncommon, babesia can recurr and may require multiple courses of treatment in select patients. He should see his doctor for a blood smear. ...Read more

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Can babesiosis interfere with standard Lyme treatment?

Can babesiosis interfere with standard Lyme treatment?

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 lyme specialists feel it is impossible to effectively treat lyme unless you treat these co-infections & that the best strategy is to focus on treating the co-infections first. Babesiosis is easier to clear than lyme but is still a challenge to treat. ...Read more

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Can a bad case of babesiosis still leave liver damage after 20 years and can alcohol make it worse at this point?

Can a bad case of babesiosis still leave liver damage after 20 years and can alcohol make it worse at this point?

Doubt it: Most likely cause of liver damage is alcohol you may be consuming. Also check if you have other causes of hepatitis (infectious or non-infectious). ...Read more

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In the absence of overt allergic symptoms, does a high IgE level (600; normal 0-100) indicate a protozoal infection like trichomoniasis or babesiosis?

In the absence of overt allergic symptoms, does a high IgE level (600; normal 0-100) indicate a protozoal infection like trichomoniasis or babesiosis?

Usually not: First of all, the old biology-class story that "IgE fights parasites" isn't true; it's mostly about worms, not the protozoa you mention. Usually we never find the cause for a high IgE, though some folks with bad allergies run high levels and there are a handful of uncommon diseases where they run high. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Increased (3x normal) kappa lambda chains with normal ratio. Recurring fever that goes away with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Is this babesiosis, malaria or parasitic?

Increased (3x normal) kappa lambda chains with normal ratio. Recurring fever that goes away with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Is this babesiosis, malaria or parasitic?

Kappa lambda chains: You come with a question which still I do not have the correct answer. Went to Webb MD, searched all the possibilities and came with this response.
Do you have a copy of 'Understanding Serum Free Light Chain Assays' from the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)? It clearly goes into all aspects of the Bence Jones issue. Under the Serum Free Light Chain Assays: Normal Versus Abnormal it says:
"Normal levels of serum free light chains are*:
Kappa: 3.3 -19.4 mg/L*
Lambda: 5.7 -26.3 mg/L*
Kappa/lambda ratio: 0.26- 1.65
*NOTE: The units here are mg/L; different laboratories use different units It is important t double-check the units used when comparing numbers in lab values.
The Kappa/Lambda Ratio
1. The kappa/lambda ratio is as important for diagnosis and monitoring of myeloma as are the levels of kappa and lambda. 2. When the level of either kappa or lambda is very high and the other chain is normal or low, then the ratio is abnormal and indicates that the myeloma is active. 3. If levels of both kappa and lambda light chains are increased, the ratio may be within the normal range, and this generally indicates a disease other than myeloma, such as poor kidney function. When the kidneys are not working properly, both types of light chains are retained in the blood and are not removed by the kidneys. The result is increased levels of both kappa and lambda in the blood. In this situation, in general, the abnormally increased levels are not themselves a direct result of currently active myeloma. 4. If the kappa and lambda levels are both within the normal range, sometimes the ratio may be abnormal. In this situation there may be a persistent low level of active myeloma with excess production of the abnormal light chain. 5. A normal kappa/lambda ratio after treatment is particularly good remission and is termed a stringent complete response. Normalization of the kappa/lambda ratio correlates with possible longer remission and studies are in progress to investigate more about the nature of this relationship,
Yana, this comes directly from the afore named booklet. You can get a complete set of myeloma information from the IMF by going online and ordering it -- for FREE! Its a great resource and they have many other things relative to myeloma patients and carers -- the site is well worth a look!! I don't know if this answers your question, but its a good place to start. ...Read more

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How do you get cured of babesious?

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How do you get cured of babesious?

Antibiotics: Babesiosis is treated with a two-antibiotic combination, either azithromycin/atovaquone or clindamycin/quinine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you die from lymes & babesious?

Can you die from lymes & babesious?

Tick borne disease: Lyme disease won't kill you, but can cause serious morbidity. Babesiosis on the other hand, can prove fatal. In fact, it's often referred to as 'malaria of the North East' since it's found in the Northeastern United States. If u think you've been bitten by a tick or have questions about tick borne diseases, it's good to see an Infectious Diseases doctor who's an expert in these types of infections ...Read more

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What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem with marijuana. But alcohol is the biggie. ...Read more

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Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S?

Drugs frm India safe: F from US asks: Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S? ANS: Some are some are not and some dangerous. I do not recommend them unless all else has failed. You don't want to be playing "You bet your Life" with them. ...Read more

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How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

Ambroxol is a…: Mucolytic agent, i.e., it makes mucus & sputum thinner & less viscous (sticky) & therefore more easily removed by coughing; so it is beneficial in diseases associated with increased mucus production (acute/chronic bronchitis, copd). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. None of the articles I reviewed noted that this drug is not available in the us. Ask your fp/pharmacist. ...Read more

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Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Body odor: Can be a side-effect of your diet or medications. Please see your doctor and avoid harsh-smelling foods such as garlic, onions, cabbage, etc. Before you go out. Save them for week ends or days w/little social interaction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

A growing speciality: Anti aging medicine is really based around the goal of keeping individuals as healthy as possible. Not simply treating them when they are sick. This means paying particular attention to the current state of our health and how to make it better. Also look at less invasive ways of managing a person's health. It is fascinating. ...Read more

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What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more