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Curr Opin Immunol. 1996 Aug;8(4):503-9.

Immunity to Lyme disease: protection, pathology and persistence.

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Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA. kathy_seiler@hlthsci.med.utah.edu

Abstract

Persistence of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, in the presence of an active immune response has been well documented. Evidence from the past year indicates that modulation of surface antigens by the spirochete may be a major mechanism for evading the immune response.

PMID:
8794009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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