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BABESIOSIS HUMANA POR Babesia sp. (Piroplasmorida: Babesiidae). REPORTE DE UN CASO EN EL ESTADO LARA.

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Author(s): Jeanette Delmoral | Luis Eduardo Traviezo Valles | Elsys Cárdenas | Alicia Kompalic

Journal: Salud, Arte y Cuidado
ISSN 1856-9528

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 34;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Babesia sp | Piroplasmorida | Babesidae

ABSTRACT
We report a human case of Babesia sp., Which is a frequent coccidian parasite in cattle, dogs and cats but rare inhumans. These female patient four years of age whose mother reported anemia, approximately two months duration,concomitant hyperoxia and generalized weakness, and it is transferred to the Social Security Hospital, being evaluated bya general practitioner, who said tests laboratory, which showed the presence of parasites in blood. In view of these resultsis referred to the Section of Medical Parasitology at UCLA, where he performed peripheral blood smears observed bymorphological and morphometric analysis, the presence of Babesia sp., An obligatory intraerythrocytic parasite

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