Lyme borreliosis in Portugal caused by Borrelia lusitaniae? Clinical report on the first patient with a positive skin isolate

  title={Lyme borreliosis in Portugal caused by Borrelia lusitaniae? Clinical report on the first patient with a positive skin isolate},
  author={I. Franca and Lu{\'i}s Santos and T. Mesquita and M. Collares-Pereira and S. Baptista and L. Vieira and I. Viana and E. Vale and C. Prates},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
SummaryBACKGROUND: Borrelia lusitaniae was isolated from an Ixodes ricinus tick in Portugal in 1993 for the first time. Further, this borrelia genospecies has been found in ixodid ticks collected around the coasts of southern Portugal and North Africa. Its reservoir has not been defined yet. B. lusitaniae was isolated once until now from a patient with a long-standing and expanding skin disorder. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 46-year-old Portuguese woman presented with a skin lesion on the left thigh… Expand
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