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Ann Rheum Dis. 1992 Aug;51(8):1007-8.

Long term treatment of chronic Lyme arthritis with benzathine penicillin.

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  • 1Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universit√† di Genova, Genoa, Italy.

Abstract

The cases are reported of two patients with chronic Lyme arthritis resistant to the recommended antibiotic regimens who were cured by long term treatment with benzathine penicillin. It is suggested that the sustained therapeutic levels of penicillin were effective either by the inhibition of germ replication or by lysis of the spirochaetes when they were leaving their sanctuaries.

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