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Rev Hosp Clin Fac Med Sao Paulo. 1997 Mar-Apr;52(2):111-7.

[Outline of Lyme borreliosis in Brazil].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Disciplina de Reumatologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo.

Abstract

Since 1989, we have identified 25 patients with Lyme disease, 15 in early and 10 in latent stage, supporting its existence in Brazil, according to following reasons: 1) presence of clinical manifestations compatible with Lyme disease, with cutaneous, articular, nervous system and rarely cardiac envolvement; 2) presence of antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi; 3) follow up of acute cases show sorologycal changes; 4) good antibiotic response at early stage of disease and only satisfactory in latent form; 5) mapping of risk areas, according to geographycal distribution of patients; 6) presence and identification of Ixodid ticks; 7) identification of micro-organism like borrelias in human, wild animals and ticks cultures, seen by dark field microscope; 8) sorology done in dogs and oxes, confirm existence of risk areas for Lyme disease.

PMID:
9435406
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