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Acute Babesia bigemina infection: Changes in fibrinogen catabolism


Plasma from cattle infected with Babesia bigemina contained soluble fibrin in monomer and high molecular weight complex forms. Fibrin(ogen) degradation products were not constantly detected and there appeared to be little or no evidence to suggest fibrinolysis or fibrin deposition. It is suggested that classical disseminated intravascular coagulation does not occur during B. bigemina infection.

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Goodger, B.V., Wright, I.G. Acute Babesia bigemina infection: Changes in fibrinogen catabolism. Z. F. Parasitenkunde 53, 53–61 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00383115

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  • Molecular Weight
  • High Molecular Weight
  • Complex Form
  • Fibrinogen
  • Degradation Product