Armin Schwarzbach

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The spirochaete bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato is the causative agent of Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne infection in the northern hemisphere. There is a long-standing debate regarding the role of pleomorphic forms in Lyme disease pathogenesis, while very little is known about the characteristics of these morphological variants. Here, we(More)
Borrelia burgdorferi is the causative agent of tick-borne Lyme disease. As a response to environmental stress B. burgdorferi can change its morphology to a round body form. The role of B. burgdorferi pleomorphic forms in Lyme disease pathogenesis has long been debated and unclear. Here, we demonstrated that round bodies were processed differently in(More)
© 2013 Medical Partnership Dr. med. Armin Schwarzbach, Dr. med. Carsten Nicolaus Morellstraße 33 · 86159 Augsburg GERMANY · Phone: 0049821 4550 740 · Fax: 0049821 4550 741 · www.infectolab.de · E-mail: labor@borreliosecentrum.de Elispot-LTT: FDA and CDC approved LTT technique in U.S. Actual T-cellular activity in the blood against Borrelia burgdorferi,(More)
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