detectability of tick-borne agents dna in the blood of dogs, undergoing treatment for the wake of controversies surrounding the usefulness of pcr in the diagnostics of borreliosis, the aim of the presented study was to monitor the presence of b. burgdorferi s.l. in dogs with clinical borreliosis in the course of relevant treatment. the monitoring was based on detecting borrelia's dna before- (study i), during- (study ii), and after completion of the therapy (study iii). in addition, to rule out possible coinfections, the dogs' blood was examined for the presence of anaplasma, ...200919572472
the pathologist's view of lyme disease.lyme disease is a multisystem disease caused by the spirochete borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans primarily through ixodid ticks. the clinical spectrum of the disease is continuing to expand while in its wake the pathology and histopathologic manifestations are being uncovered. we review the pathology of lyme disease in man beginning with the tick bite. we present the pathologic changes of the rash, erythema migrans, as well as the neurologic, cardiac, and arthritic changes of the ...19892690468
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