When to Think About Other Borreliae:

In North America, several hard tick-transmitted Borrelia species other than Borrelia burgdorferi cause human disease, including Borrelia miyamotoi, Borrelia mayonii, and possibly Borrelia bissettii. Due to overlapping clinical syndromes, nonspecific tickborne disease (TBD) testing strategies, and shared treatment approaches, infections with these lesser known Borrelia are likely under-reported. In this article, we describe the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of these less common Borrelia pathogens.
Source: Infectious Diseases Clinics of North America - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research