Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Babesiosis Underlying Cause

Babesiosis is caused by an infection with the parasite Babesia. The parasite invades red blood cells, causing fever, chills, sweats, joint pains, nausea, vomiting, and red blood cell rupture. The destruction of red blood cells leads to anemia.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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