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Lyme disease in Italy: first reported case.

Authors
  • Fumarola, D
  • Marcuccio, C
  • Crovato, F
  • Nazzari, G
  • Rovetta, G
  • Cimmino, M A
  • Bianchi, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bollettino dell'Istituto sieroterapico milanese
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1985
Volume
64
Issue
6
Pages
483–485
Identifiers
PMID: 3913452
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The AA describe the first italian case of Lyme Disease in a middle aged woman: the patient developed after a tick bite the classical erythema chronicum migrans lesions and one month later an oligoarthritis. By indirect immunofluorescence assay it has been found a significant titre compatible with an infection by Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme Disease.

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