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Serological screening for Lyme disease in Israel.

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Abstract

During 1989-1992, 123 serum samples from patients with dermatological or neurological disorders were tested for
Lyme disease antibody. In only 1 case was a diagnosis of autochthonous
Lyme disease confirmed. 8.9% of the samples were positive for antibody to the 41kD flagellar antigen of Borrelia burgdorferi (ELISA test) and 7.3% for the 39kD protein (immunodot test). The diagnosis of
Lyme disease should be confirmed by carefully timed tests to detect antibody against multiple species-specific bacterial antigens.

Harefuah. 1993 Nov 1;125(9):261-3, 328. English Abstract

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