Improved serodiagnosis of erythema migrans using novel recombinant borrelial BBK32 antigens.


The performances of recombinant borrelial BBK32 proteins as antigens in the serology of erythema migrans (EM) were evaluated in an ELISA. Serum samples were obtained from 75 patients from different geographic areas where three borrelial species, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, Borrelia afzelii or Borrelia garinii, cause Lyme borreliosis. Antibodies to… (More)


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