Molecular Mimicry toBorrelia burgdorferi: Pathway to Autoimmunity?

@article{Bolz2004MolecularMT,
  title={Molecular Mimicry toBorrelia burgdorferi: Pathway to Autoimmunity?},
  author={Devin D. Bolz and Janis J. Weis},
  journal={Autoimmunity},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={387 - 392}
}
Lyme borreliosis is due to infection with the tick-borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, and is associated with persistent infection unless treated with antibiotics. The persistent nature of infection by B. burgdorferi can lead to development of chronic disease, as found in patients infected before recognition of the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy. Much speculation has surrounded the possibility that autoimmune mechanisms are involved in chronic symptoms. In most cases, involvement of… 

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