Chapter 11.5 : Detection of Antibodies

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Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis (LB), is a multisystem disease caused by and transmitted through the bite of infected ticks ( ). It is currently the most frequent vector-borne infectious disease in the United States, with the highest incidence in the northeastern and midwestern states ( ). LB is also prevalent in Europe, where evidence of the disease existed in the early 1900s and where it is transmitted by complex ticks.

Citation: Leber A. 2016. Detection of Antibodies, p 11.5.1-11.5.10. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818814.ch11.5
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Table 11.5–1

Lyme disease stages

Citation: Leber A. 2016. Detection of Antibodies, p 11.5.1-11.5.10. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818814.ch11.5

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