I have had my blood checked by a Norwegian professor.When diagnosed and treated properly, none require treatment of more that 4 weeks
He found both suspected Babesia and Bartonella in my blood! I sent the picture of what could be Babesia (and some pictures of the Lyme bacteria from my blood, too) to a very skilled microbiologist (he work at the same lab that the infection clinic use), and he told me that it looked like Babesia. And he said that IT IS Lyme bacteria that was found in my blood (2010).
I sent the microbiologists answer to the infection clinic in spring 2010.
The infection clinic answered with a copy of a letter (from 2008) where they say (without checking which 7-9 bands it was that have showed up in my WB in 2007) that I don't suffer from Lyme (remember I had confirmed Lyme bacteria in my blood in 2010*!!!) No answer at all regarding the pictures of what could be Babesia.
* This was after 2,5 years treatment for Lyme (Doxy and in the beginning also Flagyl).
I have asked before, and I ask again:
Who can we trust??
If it is Babesia too, it will not be cured by the "IDSA-treament" for Lyme (the 4 weeks of treatment you mention)!
Info from CDC about Babesiosis:
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/babesiosis ... ex.html#tx
atovaquone PLUS azithromycin; OR
clindamycin PLUS quinine (this combination is the standard of care for severely ill patients).