Fatal human babesiosis caused by Babesia divergens in an asplenic host

  • Kukina I.
  • Guzeeva T.
  • Zelya O.
  • Ganushkina L.
Дата публикации:01.01.2018
Журнал: IDCases
БД: Scopus
Ссылка: Scopus
Индекс цитирования: 1


© 2018 I M Sechenov First Moscow University (Sechenov University), Moscow, Russian Federation We report a fatal case of human babesiosis caused by bovine pathogen Babesia divergens in Russia. Falciparum malaria was falsely diagnosed due to the presence of small ring forms in the blood smear. Laboratory diagnosis can distinguish between babesiosis and malaria according to the examination of stained blood smears.

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