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

Publication Types:
Case Reports

PMID: 8817171 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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