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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Dec;35(12):1352-1354.

Hard Tick Relapsing Fever Caused by Borrelia miyamotoi in a Child.

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From the *Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, †Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, ‡Northampton Area Pediatrics, Northampton, Massachusetts; and §Laboratory of Medical Zoology, Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Abstract

A 5-year-old Massachusetts resident developed hard tick-borne relapsing fever caused by Borrelia miyamotoi. A partially engorged Ixodes scapularis tick was removed from her scalp and identified as infected with B. miyamotoi using polymerase chain reaction. Two weeks later, she developed an illness compatible with B. miyamotoi infection that included fatigue and recurrent fever. The diagnosis was confirmed by B. miyamotoi seroconversion.

PMID:
27626914
PMCID:
PMC5106309
[Available on 2017-12-01]
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0000000000001330
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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