Borrelia burgdorferi-induced ultrastructural alterations in human phagocytes: a clue to pathogenicity?

A chronic infection with the spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi typically results in a multistage, multisystem illness. Thus, Lyme borreliosis may provide an interesting model to study the pathomechanisms of microbial persistence. In the present investigation, human peripheral blood monocytes, polymorphonuclear leukocytes, and synovial macrophages were… CONTINUE READING