[ticks and the pediatrician].the match between ticks and pediatricians in italy is usually a seasonal event related to the spring and summer trips and to the increasing of outdoor activity that sun and warm weather allow, both for children and ticks. so cared parents reach emergencies asking for tick removal but more often after the tick has yet been removed by empirical manoeuvres and after the killing and the destruction of the "enemy". we have scheduled, in the years 2002-2003, the 167 children that reached our unit for ...200415305698
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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