The propensity of different Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto genotypes to cause disseminated infections in humans.

@article{Dykhuizen2008ThePO,
  title={The propensity of different Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto genotypes to cause disseminated infections in humans.},
  author={Daniel E. Dykhuizen and Dustin Brisson and Sabina Sandigursky and Gary P. Wormser and John Nowakowski and Robert B. Nadelman and I. Schwartz},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={806-10}
}
Lineages of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, can be characterized by distinct alleles at the outer surface protein C (ospC) locus. The lineages marked by ospC genotypes have been shown to be differentially invasive in different species of mammals, including humans; genotypes A, B, I, and K effectively disseminate to human blood and cerebrospinal fluid. In this report, we extend the sample of genotypes isolated from human blood to include genotypes N, H, C, M, and D… CONTINUE READING

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