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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Serology for Borrelia burgdorferi and neurotropic viruses was positive in 10.42% and serology for CNS parasites was positive in 2.44% of patients.
Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and tickborne encephalitis virus in a rural area of Samsun, Turkey.
Primary embryonic cells of Rhipicephalus microplus and Amblyomma cajennense ticks as a substrate for the development of Borrelia burgdorferi (strain G39/40).
[7.] Zwolinski J., Chmielewska-Badora J., Cisak E., Buczek A., Dutkiewicz J.: Wystepowanie przeciwcial przeciw Anapplasma phagocytophilum i Borrelia burgdorferi u lesnikow w regionie lubelskim.
Serologic confirmation of Ehrlichia equi and Borrelia burgdorferi infections in horses from the northeastern United States.
(3.) Beall MJ, Chandrashekar R, Eberts MD, et al (2008) Serological and molecular prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Ehrlichia species in dogs from Minnesota.
Two boundaries separate Borrelia burgdorferi populations in North America.
Threlkeld, "Geographical and genospecies distribution of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato DNA detected in humans in the USA," Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol.
Tveten, "Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia garinii, and Borrelia valaisiana in Ixodes ricinus ticks from the northwest of Norway," Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
The outer cell membrane of Borrelia burgdorferi contains proteins that differ in molecular weight, including surface antigens--OspA (30-32 kDa), -B (34-36 kDa) and -C (22-24 kDa) [2, 4].
Eastern North Dakota is traditionally viewed as a non-endemic area for Lyme disease, though the emergence of confirmed Lyme disease cases among residents suggests eastern North Dakota is minimally a transition zone for Borrelia burgdorferi and Ixodes scapularis.