Burden and viability of Borrelia burgdorferi in skin and joints of patients with erythema migrans or lyme arthritis

ConclusionB burgdorferi in the skin lesions of EM patients were active and viable, whereas those in the SF of LA patients were moribund or dead at any time point. Thus, detection of B burgdorferi DNA in SF is not a reliable test of active joint infection in Lyme disease. (Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism)

ConclusionB burgdorferi in the skin lesions of EM patients were active and viable, whereas those in the SF of LA patients were moribund or dead at any time point. Thus, detection of B burgdorferi DNA in SF is not a reliable test

of active joint infection in Lyme disease. (Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism)

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