Jeffrey A. Gelfand, Author at Clinical Advisor

Jeffrey A. Gelfand

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Babesia

Babesia microti – Blood protozoan Antimicrobial therapy must be considered for: Symptomatic patients if Babesia is detected on blood smear or by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Asymptomatic individuals if Babesia has been detected on blood smear or by PCR for longer than 3 months. Antimicrobial therapy should not be considered when: Babesia is not detected…

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