Borrelia burgdorferi

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Bor·rel·i·a burg·dor·fer·i

a bacterial species causing Lyme disease in humans and borreliosis in dogs, cattle, and possibly horses. The vector transmitting this spirochete to humans is the ixodid tick, Ixodes dammini.

Borrelia burgdorferi

The species of gram-negative spirochetes, which causes Lyme disease. Borrelia contains several outer-membrane proteins and a highly immunogenic flagellar protein, which plays a role in the diagnosis and management of Lyme disease.
 
Diagnosis
Culture, serology, microscopy of tissue, PCR of synovial fluid.

Borrelia burgdorferi

The spirochete agent of Lyme disease, which contains several outer membrane proteins and a highly immunogenic flagellar protein which may be important in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease Diagnosis Culture, serology, ID in tissue, PCR of synovial fluid. See Lyme disease, Tick.

Bor·rel·i·a burg·dor·fer·i

(bōr-el'ē-ă bŭrg-dōr'fĕr-ī)
A bacterial species causing Lyme disease. The vector transmitting this spirochete to humans is the tick, Ixodes scapularis.

Burgdorfer,

Willy, Swiss-born U.S. zoologist and entomologist.
Borrelia burgdorferi - the spirochete that causes Lyme disease.
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Further studies on the prevalence of B. burgdorferi in wild and domestic animal populations will help define the pattern of spread of Lyme disease including information on the range where Ixodes complex ticks are most commonly found and the animals on which they feed and breed.
En Sudamerica se han detectado anticuerpos frente a B. burgdorferi en pacientes con morfea, en Venezuela (estado Zulia) (6) y en Colombia (10).
Dos sujetos analizados presentaron anticuerpos frente a estas proteinas, lo que indica infeccion por B. burgdorferi. Aunque el western blot es el metodo recomendado como prueba confirmatoria para la Enfermedad de Lyme, la interpretacion del diagnostico por laboratorio de esta entidad no es facil, debido a la heterogeneidad genetica de la bacteria en cada area geografica, por tal razon seria necesario establecer la diversidad de cepas en cada area.
Samples that demonstrated a band on the gels were prepared for hybridization with probes specific for sequences characteristic of B. burgdorferi or B.
Western blot analysis, a diagnostic test based on serum antibody recognition of B. burgdorferi whole cell lysate antigens, was performed (Dressler et al., 1993).
The associated lag between each phase of [approximately equal to] 1 year supports the hypothesis that invasion and establishment of tick populations is followed by colonization of B. burgdorferi (12), or it might reflect the arrival of infected ticks with subsequent increase in B.
The Lyme IGXSpot is an Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSpot (ELISPOT) assay that detects human T cells reactive to B. burgdorferi specific antigens in vitro.
pacificus nymph populations.18-21 The reported ratio of B. burgdorferi to B.
As researchers learned more and more about the nature of Borrelia antigen expression, and with the availability of recombinant and synthetic B. burgdorferi proteins, it was apparent that Borrelia serology was transitioning.
Of the 1,260 samples, 739 (58.7%) were positive for antibodies to B. burgdorferi at titers of >1:320 (Table1).
genetic sequences characteristic of B. burgdorferi in Tennessee.
This finding suggests that cats' resistance to Lyme disease is not due to their rapid removal of ticks, as the development of antibodies against B. burgdorferi suggests that cats do become infected (i.e.