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Cover for Nutrient requirements and metabolic diseases.

A review on the importance of trace elements, vitamins, major minerals, carbohydrates, energy and proteins in supplying the nutrient requirements in cattle was presented as well as on how deficiences or excess may result into metabolic diseases that indirectly or directly affects profitability and...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ticks: the vectors of Lyme disease.

This chapter reviews the existing evidence for our current understanding of the evolution, historical biogeography and life cycle of tick vectors of Lyme disease (i.e. Ixodes spp.), their means of dispersal and the reasons for range expansion, the mechanisms they use to transmit disease, and the...

Author(s)
Smith, R. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biology of the Lyme disease agents: a selective survey of clinical and epidemiologic relevance.

This chapter provides an update on current understanding of the biology and genetics of the agents of Lyme disease (or Lyme borreliosis). The Lyme disease agents have hitherto been categorized under the umbrella term 'Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato'. This expediently served to distinguish them...

Author(s)
Barbour, A. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Borreliella</i>: interactions with the host immune system.

This chapter briefly reviews the interaction of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bb) with the host immune system, and provides an update regarding how this relates to newer humoral and cellular diagnostic assays. Bb has complex interactions with its host, allowing it to evade detection and...

Author(s)
Sperber, K.; Dattwyler, R. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnostic testing for Lyme disease.

This chapter describes the 2-tiered serological approach for the diagnosis of Lyme disease, and provides guidelines for interpreting the results of this approach, with focus on false negative and false positive results. Other diagnostic approaches, such as polymerase chain reaction and culture...

Author(s)
Auwaerter, P. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Global epidemiology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Borreliella burgdorferi</i> infections.

This chapter provides an overview of the epidemiology of Borrelia burgdorferi infections in various regions of the world, underscoring similarities and differences across regions. The global distribution of principal Ixodes vectors of Lyme disease (LD) and associated genospecies of B. burgdorferi...

Author(s)
Mead, P. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antibiotic therapy for infection caused by <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Borrelia burgdorferi</i> sensu lato.

This chapter presents published research data on the antibiotic susceptibility of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl), and discusses the current practice for treating incubating Bbsl infection (chemoprophylaxis) and localized infection. Clinical data on the efficacy of oral doxycycline for...

Author(s)
Wormser, G. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lyme neuroborreliosis: a European perspective.

This chapter provides a European perspective on the epidemiology of Lyme neuroborreliosis, highlighting the prevailing genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, main vector (Ixodes ricinus), and geographical variation in incidence. It then discusses the European Federation of Neurological...

Author(s)
Dersch, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Medically unexplained symptoms and Lyme neuroborreliosis - not the same: a study in an endemic area of Norway.

After reports that the Hospital of Southern Norway has experienced a rise in referrals for suspected Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB), an investigation was carried out to examine these patients' symptoms and final diagnoses to learn more about the presentation of LNB in Norway. The medical records of...

Author(s)
Roaldsnes, E.; Eikeland, R.; Berild, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Erythema migrans.

Erythema migrans (EM) is an expanding erythematous rash that develops at the site of the bite of certain Ixodes ticks within days to weeks. It is the most common objective manifestation of Lyme disease, accounting for about 90% of cases. This chapter reviews the current practice of diagnosing EM,...

Author(s)
Nadelman, R. B.; Hu, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter

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