Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012
Meningoencephalitis Complicating Relapsing Fever in Traveler Returning from Senegal
|Characteristic||Date and test result
|2010 Dec 21||2011 Jan 25|
|Borrelia DNA in serum||+ for 16S rRNA and ITS4 genes||–|
|Borrelia DNA in CSF||+ (100% similarity to B. crocidurae flaB gene; GenBank accession no. GU357619)|
|B. crocidurae IgM titer||25||0|
|B. crocidurae IgG titer||400||400|
|B. dutonii IgM titer||0||0|
|B. dutonii IgG titer||200||200|
*+, positive; ITS, internal transcribed spacer; –, negative; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; fla, flagellin.
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