Sjoerd G. T. Rijpkema

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We developed a rapid and reliable method for the identification Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species in ticks. We used the DNA sequence polymorphism of the spacer region between 5S and 23S rRNA(More)
The genetic diversity of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato was assessed in a focus of Lyme borreliosis in southern Britain dominated by game birds. Ticks, rodents, and pheasants were analyzed for(More)
We investigated the presence ofBorrelia burgdorferi sensu lato inIxodes ricinus ticks collected in a Lyme borreliosis (LB) endemic region of northern Croatia. Ticks (n=124) were collected at five(More)
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) procedures using skin biopsies of 20 erythema migrans (EM) and 24 acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (ACA)(More)