Invasion of human skin fibroblasts by the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi.

@article{Klempner1993InvasionOH,
  title={Invasion of human skin fibroblasts by the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi.},
  author={Mark S. Klempner and Richard Noring and Rick A. Rogers},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1993},
  volume={167 5},
  pages={1074-81}
}
The ability of Borrelia burgdorferi to attach to and invade human fibroblasts was investigated by scanning electron and confocal microscopy. By scanning electron microscopy, B. burgdorferi were tightly adherent to fibroblast monolayers after 24-48 h but were eliminated from the cell surface by treatment with ceftriaxone (1 microgram/mL) for 5 days. Despite… CONTINUE READING