3 years ago

Babesia microti: From Mice to Ticks to an Increasing Number of Highly Susceptible Humans.

Mathison BA, Kirkman LA, Simon MS, Westblade LF
Babesia microti, a zoonotic intraerythrocytic parasite, is the primary etiological agent of human babesiosis in the United States (US). Human infection ranges from subclinical illness to severe disease resulting in death, with symptoms related to host immune status. Despite advances in our understanding and management of B. microti, incidence of infection has increased in the US. Therefore, research focused on eradicating disease and optimizing clinical management is essential. Herein, we review this remarkable organism with emphasis on the clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of human disease.

Publisher URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28747374

DOI: PubMed:28747374

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