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Luxology Gallery: The life cycle of "Babesia microti" | Babesia is a malaria-like parasite, also called a “piroplasm,” that infects red blood cells.


Malaria (Anopheles mosquito). 1 in 4 million! Screened by history. I kind of thought you couldn't get disease via transfusion since you need to be bit by the mosquito= ask Tom.


Plasmodium species  Method of diagnosis – identify trophs, schizonts or gametocytes in blood  Specimen requirements – EDTA blood  Diagnostic stages – see life cycle on pg. 100  Disease names – vary per organisms  Major pathology and symptoms – spleen enlargement, fever, chill paroxysms, joint pain and anemia from hemolysis of RBCs  Treatment – Chloroquine, quinine, pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine and tetracycline  Distribution – depends on species