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DJP
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Can you have a co-infection without having Lyme?? Could someone have Babs without having Lyme?

Co-infection to me mean you are infected with something else..

Any info that documents this?

Thanks,
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My LLMD has a patient who was bitten by a fly on the west coast and contracted babs. I would guess, that coinfections are generally the rule, nnot the exception.

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yes
and i agree coinfections are more common than not

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Hey DJP,

According to the following links, about 20-25% of those with babs are coinfected with lyme.

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/babesiosis/index.html

http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic49.htm

Not sure how reliable those numbers are.

I think it is definitely possible. If a tick can only transmit lyme, then I'm sure ticks can only trasmit babs too.

Best Wishes!

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AliG
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I found this for you: babesiosis question

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DJP, wow, reading this question was like Deja Vu! AliG, good you pulled that link as there are good links in it.

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DJP
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Thanks all,

alig, thanks for the link. Lyme has fried my brain.....I totally did not remember that question which was posted just a few days before mine!

Once I started reading it, I remembered it.

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It could happen, but I would not quickly jump to the conclusion that Lyme is not also there. The odds are good that it may actually be.

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