Lyme disease [ B. burgdorferi ] transmission by contact of very short duration 
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 Lyme disease [ B. burgdorferi ] transmission by contact of very short duration

Eur J Epidemiol. 1996 Feb;12(1):9-11.    Related Articles, Links

Unusual features in the epidemiology of Lyme borreliosis.

Angelov L.

Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

In this study two cases of Lyme borreliosis are presented. First, the
author
describes how he contracted Lyme borreliosis 24 hours after he visited
an
endemic area. The second case described is that of a woman who
developed
Lyme borreliosis symptoms, when intestinal content of an infected tick
came
into contact with her conjunctiva. In both cases the diagnosis is based
on
clinical picture and positive serological tests. The first case shows
the
probability of contracting Lyme borreliosis when the duration of the
tick's
attachment to the skin is less than 24 hours. The second case,
described
demonstrates transmission of B. burgdorferi by contact.

Publication Types:
Case Reports

PMID: 8817171 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]



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