A Novel and Simple Method for Laboratory Diagnosis of Relapsing Fever Borreliosis

Willy Burgdorfer thought that Lyme type illnesses were due to borrelia that were very close to relapsing fever.
Lots of cyclical papers quoting the same idea (with no proof) stated again and again that Lyme borrelia were too hard to find in the blood, unlike relpasing fever, which they conceded did appear in the blood during relapses - but anyone who's looked at Lyme patients' blood themselves realises that we do get spirochetes (and L-forms) visible there...
Here's a method for detecting relapsing fever in patients' blood, as developed by a Swedish PhD student in her thesis, and published in 2008:


Relapsing fever caused by Borrelia bacteria is often obscured by malaria and incorrectly treated. Here a novel method for diagnosis is presented. The method is…
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