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J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Oct;46(10):3540-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01032-08. Epub 2008 Jul 23.

Detection of Borrelia bissettii in cardiac valve tissue of a patient with endocarditis and aortic valve stenosis in the Czech Republic.

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Biology Centre, Institute of Parasitology AS CR and Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in Ceské Budejovice, Branisovská 31, 37005, Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic. natasharudenko@hotmail.com

Abstract

Molecular analysis of a clinical sample confirmed the presence of Borrelia bissettii DNA in cardiac valve tissue from a patient with endocarditis and aortic valve stenosis. This evidence strongly supports the involvement of B. bissettii in Lyme disease in Europe.

PMID:
18650352
PMCID:
PMC2566110
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.01032-08
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