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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007

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Borrelia burgdorferi Infection and Cutaneous Lyme Disease, Mexico

Guadalupe Gordillo-Pérez*, Javier Torres*, Fortino Solórzano-Santos*, Sylvie de Martino†, Dan Lipsker†, Edmundo Velázquez*, Guillermo Ramon*, Muñoz Onofre*, and Benoit Jaulhac†
Author affiliations: *Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico City, Mexico; †Hôpitaux Universitaires, Strasbourg, France;

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Serologic IgG and molecular test results for patients with cutaneous lesions suggestive of Lyme borreliosis*

Diagnosis ELISA OD WB, molecular weight, kDa† PCR for fla gene SB‡
Erythema migrans 0.469 23,30,39,41,45,58 + Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto
Erythema migrans 0.146 NT + B. burgdorferi sensu stricto
Lymphocytoma 0.472 23,28,39,41,58,66 + B. burgdorferi sensu stricto
Lymphocytoma 0.574 23,39,41,45,66,93 + B. burgdorferi sensu stricto

*Ig, immunoglobulin; OD, optical density; WB, Western blot; SB, Southern blot; NT, not tested.
†WB assay with B. burgdorferi sensu stricto antigen (Marxblot test), protein size of the bands recognized by the patient`s serum.
‡SB assay was done by using the probe specific for B. burgdorferi sensu stricto.

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