Tag: Pathogenesis of Lyme disease

Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestations of Borrelia burgdorferi 4.6/5 (5)

Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestations of Borrelia burgdorferi

Pathogenesis of Lyme disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete B. burgdorferi, which is transmitted by the bite of a small tick of the genus Ixodes. Humans are “accidental” hosts for B. burgdorferi because spirochetes from infected people are not transmitted to other hosts. While in the midgut of the Ixodes tick […]

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