The positive predictive value of Borrelia burgdorferi serology in the light of symptoms of patients sent to an outpatient service for tick-borne diseases

@article{Lakos2010ThePP,
  title={The positive predictive value of Borrelia burgdorferi serology in the light of symptoms of patients sent to an outpatient service for tick-borne diseases},
  author={Andr{\'a}s Lakos and Jenő Reiczigel and Norbert Solymosi},
  journal={Inflammation Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={59},
  pages={959-964}
}
By using the published incidence of Lyme borreliosis in endemic regions of the World, and the sensitivity and specificity data of the best Lyme serological tests, we computed the positive predictive value of Borrelia burgdorferi antibody testing. The calculation of predictive value was based on Bayes’ theorem. We also analyzed the frequency distribution of… CONTINUE READING