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The use of a silver staining method in the diagnosis of the late skin lesions in ixodid tick-borne borreliosis in man.


The borreliosis etiology was verified in 60% cases of the morphea, 100% cases of the atrophoderma of Pasini-Pierini and 100% cases of anetoderma by means of IFA with Ip-21 antigen (B. afzelii) and silver staining after Levadity. Borreliae were located near the capillaries, muscular and areolar tissue fibers of the derm and near the granulated cells of epidermis.

Parazitologiia. 1999 May-Jun;33(3):267-9. English Abstract; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t [1]