Quidel Corporation announced that it has received CE Mark to market Quidel's Sofia 2 Lyme+ FIA to be used with the Sofia 2 Fluorescent Immunoassay Analyzer for the rapid differential detection of human IgM and IgG antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia garinii, and Borrelia afzelii
from serum and plasma specimens.
Sequence typing reveals extensive strain diversity of the Lyme borreliosis agents Borrelia burgdorferi in North America and Borrelia afzelii
Larvae of Ixodes ricinus transmit Borrelia afzelii
causes a distinct skin infection known as acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (ACA), and B.
In Europe, Lyme Disease can also be the result of Borrelia afzelii
and Borrelia garinii infections which are typically transmitted by Ixodes ricinus.
Cimperman et al., "Comparison of culture-confirmed erythema migrans caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto in New York State and by Borrelia afzelii
in Slovenia," Annals of Internal Medicine, vol.
Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto (s.s.), Borrelia afzelii
, and Borrelia garinii are causative agents of human LB in Norway , and the prevalence of LB is monitored by the Norwegian Surveillance System for Communicable Diseases (MSIS).
They are Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, Borrelia afzelii
and Borrelia garinii.
burgdorferi sensu stricto, Borrelia garinii and Borrelia afzelii
. (1) In North America, B.
Borrelia garinii--most frequently causes neuroboreliosis, and Borrelia afzelii
causes chronic limb dermatitis .
In some of the patients with EF, Borrelia afzelii
antigen (2) and IgG antibody against Borrelia burgdorferi were found to be positive (3).
Isolation of Borrelia afzelii
from circumscribed scleroderma.