Tick-borne relapsing fever in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada.

@article{Dworkin1998TickborneRF,
  title={Tick-borne relapsing fever in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada.},
  author={Mark S. Dworkin and Donald E. Anderson and T. Schwan and Phyllis C Shoemaker and Shailendra N Banerjee and Barry O. Kassen and Willy Burgdorfer},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={122-31}
}
Records from 182 cases of tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) were reviewed. In confirmed cases, there was febrile illness, and spirochetes were identified on peripheral blood preparations. In probable cases, there were clinical features of TBRF and either the same exposure as a confirmed case or serological (indirect fluorescent antibody test and western blotting [WB]) evidence of infection with Borrelia hermisii. Sera also were tested for antibody to Borrelia burgdorferi. We identified 133… CONTINUE READING

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