Blood Cell Infection?

I am a bit confused.  I have read that the EB's can be carried on red blood cells, but can they invade and infect red blood cells becoming RB's?


Red blood cells have no nuclei, no DNA, no protein synthesis; they're basically just big bags of hemoglobin. It's most unlikely that they could support Cpn growth.

Thanks Norman. 

UK Carer of bedridden Severe ME/CFS Feb06. CPN dx. Apr07. Samento 15 drops per day July07.  2400mg NAC 200mg Doxy Jan 08.

UK Carer of bedridden Severe CFS Feb06. Tick bites Summer04.  CPN dx.Apr07. Borrelia dx Sept08. Samento 15 drps daily July07.  200mg Doxy Jan08.  300mg Roxy Apr08 Stopped abx Nov/Dec08. Building up on Supps again.