determination of antibodies to borrelia burgdorferi in the serum of patients living in calabria, southern italy.the aim of our work was to determine the sero-prevalence of antibodies to b. burgdorferi in 300 patients living in calabria, a region of southern italy. the research of antibodies to b. burgdorferi was conducted by elisa as a screening method and western blot as a confirmatory test. out of the 300 patients we found a rate of positivity of 7.3% with elisa and 4.5% with western blot. this data allows us to classify calabria, among the regions where lyme borreliosis is non-endemic and where sero-ep ...19969009681
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