Transverse myelitis secondary to coexistent lyme disease and babesiosis

Short Title:
Transverse myelitis secondary to coexistent lyme disease and babesiosis
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46244.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 26, issue 2, pp 168-171
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Abstract:
Case report describes a patient with transverse myelitis associated with coexistent Lyme disease and babesiosis. Transverse myelitis is a demyelinating (loss of the fatty tissue around the nerves) disorder of the spinal cord. Babesiosis is a rare, severe, and sometimes fatal tick-borne disease caused by Babesia microti, a microscopic parasite that infects red blood cells. This is believed to be the first documented case of tranverse myelitis and babesiosis.
Author(s):
Oelson, Christina V.; Sivalingam, Jocelyn J.; O'Neill, Bryan J.; Stass, William E., Jr.
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