False positive seroreactivity to Borrelia burgdorferi in systemic lupus erythematosus: the value of immunoblot analysis.

@article{Weiss1995FalsePS,
  title={False positive seroreactivity to Borrelia burgdorferi in systemic lupus erythematosus: the value of immunoblot analysis.},
  author={Nirit Weiss and Virginia A. Sadock and Leonard H. Sigal and Mici Phillips and P F Merryman and Steven B. Abramson},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={1995},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={131-7}
}
UNLABELLED The object of this study was to determine the incidence of seropositivity to B. burgdorferi by the commonly available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in patients with SLE and other rheumatic diseases and to evaluate immunoblot analysis as a tool to differentiate true from false positive ELISA. Sera were obtained from patients with SLE (n = 35), rheumatoid arthritis (n = 26), seronegative arthritis (n = 28) and Lyme disease (n = 18). Reactivity to B. burgdorferi antigens was… CONTINUE READING

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