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Glossary for Babesiosis

  • Azithromycin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Azithromycin during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Cold & Flu:
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Diaphoresis: Excessive sweating.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Gastrointestinal upset: When there is a medical condition that detrimentally affects the gastrointestinal system
  • Haemolytic anaemia:
  • High fever: Where a patient has an elevated temperature
  • Lyme disease: Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.
  • Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • Myalgia: Muscle aches and pains
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Rash: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • STARI: Bacterial infection and skin rash due to illness from a tick bite
  • Tick bite: When an individual is bitten by a tick
  • Tick-borne diseases: Any disease that is transferred to humans by the tick
  • Zoonotic Diseases: When a condition is transmitted through a zoonotic organisms


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