How is the severity of babesiosis characterized?

Updated: Apr 01, 2021
  • Author: Rachel E Strength, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Babesiosis has a spectrum of severity, which may be divided into 3 distinct parts as follows [1] :

·       Asymptomatic infection

·       A mild-to-moderate viral-like syndrome

·       Severe disease with a fulminant course resulting in death or a persistent relapsing course


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