Isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi from the blood of seven patients with Lyme disease.

Nadelman RB1, Pavia CS, Magnarelli LA, Wormser GP.

"CONCLUSION:



Culturing blood for B. burgdorferi may be useful in confirming the diagnosis of Lyme disease in selected patients. Use of spirochete blood cultures may facilitate a better understanding of the pathogenesis and natural history of Lyme disease."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2294761


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