Polymerase chain reaction of tick-borne relapsing fever caused by Borrelia hermsii

Erik J. Uhlmann, Patrick C. Seed, Tom G. Schwan, Gregory A. Storch*

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Abstract

A patient presented to our hospital with symptoms consistent with relapsing fever. A blood specimen was positive by genus-specific polymerase chain reaction, and sequencing revealed Borrelia hermsii. We propose the polymerase chain reaction as a possible alternative for currently used tests for the diagnosis of tick-borne relapsing fever.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-269
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Borrelia hermsii
  • PCR
  • Tick-borne relapsing fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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