How is Babesiosis treated?

By William Aird

  • Antibiotics:
    • Atovaquone and azithromycin, or
    • Clindamycin and quinine
  • Red blood cell exchange transfusion for patients with Babesiosis who have one or more of:
    • Parasitemia > 10 percent
    • Severe hemolysis (hemoglobin <10 g/dL)
    • Pulmonary, liver or renal impairment
Source. Ref 14: J Clin Apher. 2019;34(3):171-354; Ref 15: Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 27;72(2):185-189.

Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA): 2020 Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Babesiosis:

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