Borrelia burgdorferi

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Borrelia burgdorferi

[bə¦rēl·yə ‚bərg′dȯr·fə·rē]
(microbiology)
A gram-negative, helically shaped bacterium that is the causative agent of Lyme disease.
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IGeneX Lyme Western blot does not detect antibodies to all the B.
13) (1) A single infectious agent was detected in 55% of ticks; (2) two or more infectious agents were detected in 45% of ticks; (3) of these, 37% harbored two agents and 8% harbored 3 agents; (4) one male tick from Wisconsin harbored all four microorganisms; and (5) the highest rates of coinfections were by the ixodid rickettsial endosymbiont and B.
In view of the differing clinical manifestations for patients infected with the novel B.
A major effort has been undertaken to analyze the phenotypic and genotypic diversity of B.
The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of specific antibodies to B.
Diversos estudios demuestran que las manifestaciones clinicas de la enfermedad pueden variar de acuerdo a la genoespecie infectante de B.
Dos sujetos analizados presentaron anticuerpos frente a estas proteinas, lo que indica infeccion por B.
Samples that demonstrated a band on the gels were prepared for hybridization with probes specific for sequences characteristic of B.
The most likely explanation is that different subspecies of B.