The presence of anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in a group of multiple sclerosis patients in eastern Sicily. Preliminary data.

P. di Bella, M. L. Calisto, S. Calimeri, R. Squeri, C. Anzalone, D. Lo Giudice, P. Bramanti

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The authors evaluate the presence of anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in a group of polysclerotic patients of Eastern Sicily, in order to verify or dismiss a correlation between Borrelia infection and demyelinizing syndrome. 460 samples of serum were examined, of which 60 belonged to patients affected by definite multiple sclerosis; the other 400 were taken from a group of apparently healthy subjects. From the analysis of the data obtained it can be seen that of the 60 polysclerotic subjects examined, 12 equal to 20% were found to be positive for the presence of IgG anti-Borrelia burgdorferi, while in the control group 30 subjects were found to be positive, equal 7.5%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurologica
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1993

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Sicily
Borrelia burgdorferi
Multiple Sclerosis
Borrelia Infections
Antibodies
Healthy Volunteers
Control Groups
Serum
anti-IgG

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di Bella, P., Calisto, M. L., Calimeri, S., Squeri, R., Anzalone, C., Lo Giudice, D., & Bramanti, P. (1993). The presence of anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in a group of multiple sclerosis patients in eastern Sicily. Preliminary data. Acta Neurologica, 15(4), 253-257.

The presence of anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in a group of multiple sclerosis patients in eastern Sicily. Preliminary data. / di Bella, P.; Calisto, M. L.; Calimeri, S.; Squeri, R.; Anzalone, C.; Lo Giudice, D.; Bramanti, P.

In: Acta Neurologica, Vol. 15, No. 4, 08.1993, p. 253-257.

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di Bella, P, Calisto, ML, Calimeri, S, Squeri, R, Anzalone, C, Lo Giudice, D & Bramanti, P 1993, 'The presence of anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in a group of multiple sclerosis patients in eastern Sicily. Preliminary data.', Acta Neurologica, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 253-257.
di Bella P, Calisto ML, Calimeri S, Squeri R, Anzalone C, Lo Giudice D et al. The presence of anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in a group of multiple sclerosis patients in eastern Sicily. Preliminary data. Acta Neurologica. 1993 Aug;15(4):253-257.
di Bella, P. ; Calisto, M. L. ; Calimeri, S. ; Squeri, R. ; Anzalone, C. ; Lo Giudice, D. ; Bramanti, P. / The presence of anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in a group of multiple sclerosis patients in eastern Sicily. Preliminary data. In: Acta Neurologica. 1993 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 253-257.
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