Lyme disease in Italy: Isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi from a patient

R. Burioni, R. Grillo, M. Magarò, G. Dettori

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Abstract

A strain of Borrelia burgdorferi was isolated from a 48-year-old female patient suffering from a chronic form of polyarthritis. Significant titers of specific anti-Borrelia antibodies were not found. This is the first report of isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi from a patient in Italy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-510
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1988

Keywords

  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Lyme disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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