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Lyme disease: an evidence-based approach.

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This book provides information on the advances in the application of molecular and cellular microbiology to Borrelia burgdorferi and Lyme disease. This book has 17 chapters and is divided into two parts. Part I covered the following topics: biology of ticks, vectors of Lyme disease, and of Borrelia; laboratory diagnosis of B. burgdorferi infection, antibiotic treatment and epidemiology. Part II fo...


Chapter 4 (Page no: 73)

Laboratory diagnostic testing for Borrelia burgdorferi infection.

This chapter describes the different serological tests and direct assays used for the laboratory diagnosis of Borrelia burgdorferi infection. The appropriate use of diagnostic tests is discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Ticks: the vectors of Lyme disease. Author(s): Smith, R. P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 29) Borrelia: biology of the organism. Author(s): Toledo, A. Benach, J. L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 54) Borrelia: interactions with the host immune system. Author(s): Dattwyler, R. J. Sperber, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 89) Persistence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection after antibiotic treatment: what can we learn from animal models? Author(s): Hovius, J. W. R. Wormser, G. P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 100) Global epidemiology of Borrelia burgdorferi infections. Author(s): Mead, P. S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 115) Antibiotic therapy for infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. Author(s): Wormser, G. P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 127) Lyme borreliosis in the UK and Ireland. Author(s): O'Connell, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 140) Lyme borreliosis: the European perspective. Author(s): Stanek, G. Strle, F.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 154) Erythema migrans. Author(s): Nadelman, R. B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 179) Cardiac involvement. Author(s): Harburger, J. M. Halperin, J. L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 190) Rheumatological involvement. Author(s): Sigal, L. H.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 208) Nervous system involvement. Author(s): Halperin, J. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 221) Lyme disease in children. Author(s): Shapiro, E. D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 232) The psychology of 'post-Lyme disease syndrome' and 'not Lyme'. Author(s): Hassett, A. L. Sigal, L. H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 248) Chronic Lyme disease. Author(s): Marques, A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 259) Lyme disease: the great controversy. Author(s): Halperin, J. J. Baker, P. Wormser, G. P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3156 Rampart Road, Ft Collins, CO 80521, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2011
  • ISBN
  • 9781845938048
  • Record Number
  • 20113284360