Borrelia burgdorferi(redirected from B.burgdorferi)
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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.
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Borrelia burgdorferiThe 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.
Culture, serology, microscopy of tissue, PCR of synovial fluid.
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Borrelia burgdorferiThe 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.
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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.
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Burgdorfer,Willy, Swiss-born U.S. zoologist and entomologist.
Borrelia burgdorferi - the spirochete that causes Lyme disease.
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