Differentiation of Reinfection from Relapse in Recurrent Lyme Disease_NEJM

Posted at — José Pedro Martínez — noviembre 16th, 2012 — 10:33 PM under nejm

Differentiation of Reinfection from Relapse in Recurrent Lyme Disease

enfermedad de LymeThe New England Journal of Medicine

Erythema migrans is the most common manifestation of Lyme disease. Recurrences are not uncommon, and although they are usually attributed to reinfection rather than relapse of the original infection, this remains somewhat controversial. We used molecular typing of Borrelia burgdorferi isolates obtained from patients with culture-confirmed episodes of erythema migrans to distinguish between relapse and reinfection.

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