This Is The Only Extensive Babesia Image Book That Exists.
Some physicians, patients and laboratories are using microscopy to find Babesia. The problem with this approach includes that there is no benchmark book on the vast forms of Babesia found inside and outside blood cells. No Babesia Hematology book exists for physicians, microscope enthusiasts or aggressive patients interested in basic staining and blood examination.
The main source of these images is the CDC and various departments of health in the United States. Some are from Fry Labs.
Be Aware Of Issues With These Image Sources!
- While the CDC and various state departments of health (DOH) provided a large number of core images for this book, their useful slides show massively infected Red Blood Cells. While they are useful to show profoundly infected people, such images in hematology are rare. Indeed, some microscopy lovers report many markedly infected patients are "negative" on manual smears 100% of the time by most labs.
- In reality, sometimes one needs to look 2-3 hours to see a single Babesia form. The CDC suggests looking for 2-3 minutes for these types of protozoa infections. Massive infections can possibly kill, cause clear RBC destruction, create massive sickness and immense fevers, and this can lead to the discovery of new species or sub-species. However, using catastrophic cases or any one laboratory test to diagnose Babesia found in at least 30% of deer ticks is a concern. Further, it is rare for patients to receive aggressive direct types of testing from multiple laboratories. In addition, some health workers are starting to believe indirect testing is actually more sensitive.
- Some images in the book use Babesia images from Fry Labs before April/2007. PLEASE NOTE: We have not had a positive Babesia from Fry since March/2007. Dr. Fry and I have different views at times, but are good friends, and we feel the reason for negative Babesia slides is clear. For various reasons, Fry Labs VERY strongly avoids possible Babesia artifacts. No one in the world can be 100% sure that some presentation of "Babesia" is not an artifact. My position is to accept any very highly suspicious image that may be Babesia. Yet his position is to avoid any false positives. Honorable people have different priorities and goals. Fry Labs is also spending massive time and income to become involved in DNA lab innovation as their priority. Other reasons for this direction are proprietary. In conclusion, the use of the Fry smear for Babesia alone seems unwise. A newer stain usually in blue, shows an entirely new single celled common protozoa FL1953.
- I wrote this book some years ago. Any tick-borne disease (TBD) book is likely slightly outdated in months, although some things are true for thirty years. This is common for anyone reading and passionate about credible new ideas. I have no time to offer an updated edition. Outdated comments and errors may exist. We have radically changed much of what we do even in the last six months.
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All writing in this book is referred to your local licensed hematologist, microbiologist, pathologist, infection specialist and family physician. Please never self-treat based on this book. This book and others are learning tools, or for medical hypotheses. No claim is made these are definitive "error free textbooks."