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Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness (STARI), also known as Masters
disease is caused by Borrelia lonestari spirochetes and it is transmitted by Amblyomma americanum tick. Early symptoms of STARI are similar to early
Lyme borreliosis (skin rash resembling Erythema migrans). In diagnostic of STARI traditional methods are not effective. The decision of antibiotic treatment (similar to
Lyme borreliosis) still remain based on clinical picture.