Serologic evaluation of patients from Missouri with erythema migrans-like skin lesions with the C6 Lyme test.

@article{Philipp2006SerologicEO,
  title={Serologic evaluation of patients from Missouri with erythema migrans-like skin lesions with the C6 Lyme test.},
  author={Mario T. Philipp and Edwin Masters and Gary P. Wormser and Wayne Hogrefe and Dale S. Martin},
  journal={Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={1170-1}
}
Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI), also known as Masters disease, affects people predominantly in the Southeast and South Central United States. These patients exhibit skin lesions that resemble erythema migrans (EM), the characteristic skin lesion in early Lyme disease. The etiology of STARI remains unknown, and no serologic test is available to aid in its diagnosis. The C6 Lyme enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to evaluate coded serum specimens from patients with STARI at… CONTINUE READING