Symptomatic co-infection with Babesia microti and Borrelia burgdorferi in patient after international exposure; a challenging case in Poland
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Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases and Hepatology, Warsaw Medical University, Poland
Department of Tropical Parazytology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2016;23(2):387-389
The report presents a well-documented case of symptomatic co-infection of Babesia microti and Borrelia burgdorferi in a Polish immunocompetent patient after travelling to Canada and the USA.
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