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Reticulocyte…

Reticulocytes are immature red cells released from the bone marrow that circulate in peripheral blood for only 1 to 2 days. Reticulocytes are reported as a percent and as an absolute count. The absolute reticulocyte count is calculated by…

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Borrelia Miyamotoi

Borrelia miyamotoi is a member of the relapsing fever group of Borrelia that was first reported to cause human disease in the United States in 2013. It is transmitted by the same tick species that transmits Lyme disease, Ixodes scapularis. B.…

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Acute Viral…

Each year in the United States, approximately 7 patients are hospitalized for encephalitis per 100,000 population. The pathogen is unknown in approximately half these cases. Of the cases with a known cause, 20 to 50% are attributed to viruses.…