European Lyme borreliosis: 231 culture-confirmed cases involving patients with erythema migrans.

@article{Strle1996EuropeanLB,
  title={European Lyme borreliosis: 231 culture-confirmed cases involving patients with erythema migrans.},
  author={Franc Strle and Jeffrey A. Nelson and Eva Ru{\vz}i{\vc}-Sablji{\vc} and Jo{\vz}e Cimperman and Vera Maraspin and Stanka Lotri{\vc}-Furlan and Yangjian Cheng and Maria Mrozowicz Picken and Gordon M. Trenholme and Roger N. Picken},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={61-5}
}
In 1994, we isolated Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato from 231 patients with erythema migrans who presented to the University Medical Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Samples of erythema migrans-affected skin were placed in media to support the growth of Borrelia species and evaluated in Ljubljana and Chicago. Patients whose cultures were positive included 132 women and 99 men; 136 of these 231 patients recalled a tick bite. Patients noted a rash an average of 24 days after a bite and presented a… CONTINUE READING
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