Screening of blood donors and recipients for Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies: no evidence of B. burgdorferi infection transmitted by transfusion.

@article{Boehme1992ScreeningOB,
  title={Screening of blood donors and recipients for Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies: no evidence of B. burgdorferi infection transmitted by transfusion.},
  author={Marla Boehme and S Schwenecke and Edward Franz Fuchs and Dieter Wiebecke and Helge Karch},
  journal={Infusionstherapie und Transfusionsmedizin},
  year={1992},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          204-7
        }
}
In the study presented here, the prevalence of antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of Lyme borreliosis, was determined in a group of blood donors from the Würzburg area (Southern Germany). 13 of 472 donors (2.7%) tested were positive by immunoblotting (IB). These 13 donors were examined in more detail by physical examination, anamnesis and determination of inflammation parameters of the blood. All persons were asymptomatic for Lyme borreliosis. One of 5 who remembered a… CONTINUE READING
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