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NBME 23 Answers

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A 50-year-old man who lives in eastern ...
Babesia microti and Borrelia burgdorferi🔍

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submitted by praderwilli(43),

Wasn't sure about Rickettsia, but I knew robin of ixodes was on his tricycle in the northeast and getting tortured by the vampire babes.

mimi21  LMFAO facts ! +2  

Even if you didn't which one vector was Anaplasma, I believe choice A was the only one in which both organisms shared the same vector.

stinkysulfaeggs  Agreed, that's how I made my final decision! +  
alexxxx30  yeah I literally had no clue what anaplasma was, but came to the correct answer the same way +  

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submitted by mousie(137),

Analasmosis Phagocytophilum carried by Ixodes scapularis tick similar to babesia (Babesiosis)and borrelia(Lyme dz) where Rickettsia Rickettsia is carried by ectoparasites such as fleas, lice, mites, and ticks. as per the CDC

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submitted by d_holles(105),

Even tho FA and SketchyMicro doesn't mention it, both Anaplasma and Ehrlichosis are carried by Robin of Ixodes.

bulgaine  FA 2019 does mention it P 149 +  
charcot_bouchard  Ehrlichia - Lone star tick +2  
paulkarr  "Lyme Disease caused by Borrelia Burgdorferi, which is transmitted by the ixodes deer tick (also vector for Anaplasma spp. and protozoa babesia)." FA 2019, Pg 146 +1  

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