Babesiasis in Man — photos

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Infection with species of Babesia from cattle or rodents is a rare occurrence in man. Parasites are transmitted by ticks. Heavy red cell infection especially in splenectomised patients may lead to fatal haemolytic anaemia. This patient died from an infection acquired in Scotland. 

Babesia sp. in thin blood film.

Photo 1. Babesia sp. in thin blood film.

Babesia sp. in thin blood film too

Photo 2. Babesia sp. in thin blood film too.

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