Definition of Babesiosis

1. Noun. (pathology) A malaria-like parasitic disease caused by ''Babesia'', a genus of protozoa. ¹



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Definition of Babesiosis

1. [n -SIOSES]

Medical Definition of Babesiosis

1. A rare, often severe (and sometimes fatal) illness in man that is caused by infection with the protozoal organism, Babesia microti. The disease, transmitted by ticks, occurs mostly in the Northeastern United States. The protozoan invades red blood cells causing fever, chills, sweats, joint pains, nausea, vomiting and red blood cell haemolysis (rupture) leading to anaemia. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Babesiosis

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babes in arms
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babesia bovis
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babesiosis (current term)
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Literary usage of Babesiosis

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1. Blood Supply: Transfusion-Associated Risks by Marcia G. Crosse (1999)
"babesiosis is caused by the bite of an infected tick, a problem found mostly in endemic areas of the northeastern United States. ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 500-599, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Treatment of clinical signs of babesiosis and/on demonstrated Babesia organisms in the blood. (iii) Limitations. Use subcutaneously on intramuscularly. ..."

3. Pathogenic microorganisms by William Hallock Park (1920)
"... and bovine babesiosis (Piroplasmosis). Prophylaxis.—Stalled cattle are not infected, but it is impracticable to keep large herds of cattle stalled. ..."

4. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Human babesiosis: Reservoir of infection on Nantucket Island. Science l92:479-480. Heaney, RP l974. Pathophysiology of osteoporosis: Implications for ..."

5. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles Edward Marshall (1917)
"There is no specific treatment for babesiosis. Some of the aniline drugs, used in the treatment of trypanosomiasis, such as trypan-blue, are of some value. ..."

6. Blood Supply: FDA Oversight and Remaining Issues of Safety edited by Marcia G. Crosse (1999)
"... babesiosis, and Lyme disease (the latter caused by a spirochete). HDV, HEV, and HG discussed in chapter 3, are recently discovered hepatitis viruses ..."

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