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Isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato from blood of children with solitary erythema migrans.

Authors
  • Arnez, M
  • Ruzić-Sabljić, E
  • Ahcan, J
  • Radsel-Medvescek, A
  • Pleterski-Rigler, D
  • Strle, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2001
Volume
20
Issue
3
Pages
251–255
Identifiers
PMID: 11303825
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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