What complications can result from Babesiosis?

Complications include very low blood pressure, liver problems, severe hemolytic anemia (a breakdown of red blood cells) and kidney failure. Complications and death are most common in persons whose spleens have been removed. Other people usually have a milder illness and often get better on their own.

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1. What is Babesiosis?
2. What is the infectious agent that causes Babesiosis?
3. Where is Babesiosis found?
4. How do people get Babesiosis?
5. What are the signs and symptoms of Babesiosis?
6. How soon after exposure do symptoms appear?
7. How is Babesiosis diagnosed?
8. Who is at risk for Babesiosis?
9. What complications can result from Babesiosis?
10. What is the treatment for Babesiosis?
11. How common is Babesiosis?
12. Is Babesiosis an emerging infectious disease?
13. How can Babesiosis be treated?