The diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for Lyme borreliosis in Europe: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={The diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for Lyme borreliosis in Europe: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Mariska M. G. Leeflang and C. Wim Ang and Johanna Berkhout and Henk A Bijlmer and Wim van Bortel and Afke H Brandenburg and Nathalie D van Burgel and Alje P. van Dam and Ram B Dessau and Volker Fingerle and Joppe W. R. Hovius and Beno{\^i}t Jaulhac and Berrie Meijer and Wilfrid van Pelt and Joop F. P. Schellekens and Ren{\'e} Spijker and Foekje F. Stelma and Gerold Stanek and F M Verduyn-Lunel and Herv{\'e} Zeller and Hein Sprong},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
BACKGROUND Interpretation of serological assays in Lyme borreliosis requires an understanding of the clinical indications and the limitations of the currently available tests. We therefore systematically reviewed the accuracy of serological tests for the diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis in Europe. METHODS We searched EMBASE en MEDLINE and contacted experts. Studies evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of serological assays for Lyme borreliosis in Europe were eligible. Study selection and data… CONTINUE READING
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