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Unusual features in the epidemiology of Lyme borreliosis.

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Abstract

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

Eur J Epidemiol. 1996 Feb;12(1):9-11. Case Reports

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