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a group of tickborne diseases due to infection with protozoa of the genus Babesia, usually seen in wild or domestic animals as a type of anemia; it may spread to humans as a zoonosis characterized by a malarialike fever with chills, sweats, myalgia, nausea and vomiting, hemolytic anemia, and splenomegaly.
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The economically most important genus of the protozoan family Babesiidae; characterized by multiplication in host red blood cells to form pairs and tetrads; it causes babesiosis (piroplasmosis) in most types of domestic animals, and two species cause disease in splenectomized or normal people; vectors are ixodid or argasid ticks.
[V. Babès]
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A genus of parasitic sporozoans of the family Babesiidae that infect the red blood cells of humans and of animals such as dogs, cattle, and sheep.
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(1) Genus of parasites (in current use).
(2) An invalid bacterial genus name [Bergey’s]; not in current use.
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The most important genus of the family Babesiidae; characterized by multiplication in host red blood cells to form pairs and tetrads. It causes babesiosis (piroplasmosis) in most types of domestic animals, and two species cause disease in splenectomized or normal people. Vectors are ixodid or argasid ticks.
[V. Babès]
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Victor, Romanian bacteriologist, 1854-1926.
Babès-Ernst bodies - intracellular granules present in many species of bacteria, which possess a strong affinity for nuclear stains. Synonym(s): Babès-Ernst granules; Ernst-Babès granules
Babès-Ernst granules - Synonym(s): Babès-Ernst bodies
Babesia - a protozoan parasite.
Babès nodes - collections of lymphocytes in the central nervous system found in rabies.
Babès nodules - Synonym(s): Babès tubercles
Babès tubercles - cellular aggregations found around medulla oblongata and spinal ganglia in the presence of rabies or encephalitis. Synonym(s): Babès nodules
Ernst-Babès granules - Synonym(s): Babès-Ernst bodies
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Moretti et al., "Molecular characterization of Babesia canis canis and Babesia canis vogeli from naturally infected European dog," Veterinary Parasitology, vol.
The reduction in hemoglobin, packed cell volume, RBCs and blood pictures of hypochromasia, poikilocytosis and anisocytosis were indicating anaemia which is mainly due to hemolysis by Babesia canis and also due to decreased RBC production, excessive consumption and/or destruction of blood cellular component, decreased RBC survival and lack of erythropoitic response in Ehrlichiosis as suggested by Warner (2008).
[10] CARRET, C.; WALAS, F.; CARCY, B.; GRANDE, N.; PRECIGOUT, E.; MOUBRI, K.; SCHETTERS, T.P; GORENFLOT, A., Babesia canis canis, Babesia canis vogeli, Babesia canis rossi: differentiation of the three subspecies by a restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis on amplified small subunit ribosomal RNA genes.
Notably, this breed seems to be at increased risk for Babesia canis infection (15).
(2009) canine babesiosis has gained increased significance in India in recent years, hence our study was aimed to investigate the liver enzyme profile in serum of Babesia canis infected anaemic dogs.
Por sus habitos alimenticios, causa molestia, irritacion, perdida de sangre y desempena un papel fundamental como vector de agentes virales, bacterianos y protozoarios hemotropicos causantes de diversas enfermedades (Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma platys, Hepatozoon canis, Babesia canis, Mycoplasma canis) [2,11].
(21.4% [+ or -] 4.5%), and Babesia canis canis (3.6% [+ or -] 2.0%).
The coyote, a potential host for Babesia canis and Ehrlichia sp.
Though Babesia canis is the most widely encountered species, of late there is an increased occurrence of Babesia gibsoni as well and now at least nine genetically distinct canine piroplasms have been described.