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Maladie de Lyme et serotheque “Arboviroses”

Authors
Journal
Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
0399-077X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0399-077x(88)80052-0
Keywords
  • Epidemiologie
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary We did choose 100 sera from 917 patients who had suffered from tick-bite and/or erythema chronicum migrans and/or neurologic syndroms, thus who could have presented a Lyme's disease and for whom arbovirus serodiagnostic had been performed. Of these 100 sera, 23 had high antibodies titer for Borrelia burgdorferi. Of these 23 patients, 11 did answer to a questionnary. From these 11 patients, 5 had probably not been contaminated by Borrelia burgdorferi, one had a venereal syphilis, and 5 had certainly suffered from a Lyme's disease. Moreover, one of these 5 last patients presented antibodies against Eyach virus, which is, as Borrelia burgdorferi, transmitted by lxodes ricinus tick.

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