The isolation rate of B. burgdorferi sensu lato from the blood of children with solitary EM was 9%. The majority of the isolates were B. afzelii. Blood culture-positive patients treated with oral antibiotics were not at greater risk for unfavorable course of the disease than patients with negative blood culture result.
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