Lyme borreliosis

  title={Lyme borreliosis},
  author={G. Stanek and G. Wormser and J. Gray and F. Strle},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • G. Stanek, G. Wormser, +1 author F. Strle
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Lyme borreliosis (Lyme disease) is caused by spirochaetes of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex, which are transmitted by ticks. The most common clinical manifestation is erythema migrans, which eventually resolves, even without antibiotic treatment. However, the infecting pathogen can spread to other tissues and organs, causing more severe manifestations that can involve a patient's skin, nervous system, joints, or heart. The incidence of this disease is increasing in many… CONTINUE READING
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