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We present the first cases of
Lyme disease found in Italy. The diagnosis was based on clinical and laboratory data. The antigen used for indirect immunofluorescence (I.I.F.) was kindly supplied to us by Prof. R. Ackermann (Köln). Reciprocal titer was 64 in five patients, 128 in six, 256 in three and 512 in one. The patients came either from the Eastern Ligurian Coast or the Trieste Karst: these are consequently the first two Italian areas where
Lyme disease has been recognized up to the present.