piroplasm


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piroplasm

(pĭr′ə-plăz′əm)
n.
Any of several parasitic protozoans of the order Piroplasmida, such as babesia, that infect red blood cells.

piroplasm

(pī′rō-plăzm)
A sporozoan protozoan of the subclass Piroplasia, such as the genus Babesia.
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In addition, the piroplasm isolate used in this study was characterized by PCR and sequencing of the 18S rRNA gene.
A new species of piroplasm found in the blood of British cattle.
A phylogenetic analysis clearly demonstrated that the piroplasms found in our study site belong to B.
Babesia piroplasms infect and multiply in RBCs, resulting in both direct and immune mediated hemolytic anemia.
Apicomplexa: Babesiidae) from humans and its differentiation from other piroplasms.
These methods are reliable for the detection of acute cases but have limited value for chronic cases, where only low numbers of piroplasms exist.
The higher infection in larger size might be an indication that piroplasms spreads more rapidly in places where animals are kept in overcrowded conditions.
29% (3/ 21) calves and presence of only piroplasms in the RBCs of 42.
piroplasms were not detected in maternal or fetal blood by histologic examination of hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue of the placenta disk, amnion/ chorion, and umbilical cord.