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Los niveles elevados de inmunoglobulinas y anticuerpos de reaccion cruzada frente a otros patogenos (Treponema pallidum, Borrelia recurrentis, Helycobacter pylori, Ehrlichia, Babesia, virus Epstein-Barr) y enfermedades autoinmunes como lupus eritematoso sistemico, son causa de falsos positivos en pruebas serologicas de residentes de regiones tropicales.
Borrelia recurrentis infection: single-dose antibiotic regimen and management of the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.
To the Editor: During the early 20th century, at the end of World War I, and during World War II, louseborne relapsing fever (LBRF) caused by Borrelia recurrentis was a major public health problem, especially in eastern Europe and northern Africa (1,2).
The body louse can transmit the following life-threatening forms of bacteria to humans: Rickettsia prowazekii, which causes epidemic typhus; Bartonella quintana, which causes trench fever; and Borrelia recurrentis, which causes louseborne relapsing fever (2).
pestis pla gene, the Rickettsia prowazekii ompB gene, a Borrelia recurrentis noncoding genomic fragment, and the Bartonella quintana internal transcribed spacer.
prowazekii and relapsing fever due to Borrelia recurrentis are 2 other louse-borne diseases that tend to affect the urban homeless.
typhi laboratory-infected lice (20), and 10 Borrelia recurrentis laboratory-infected lice (21).
Borrelia recurrentis and their louse vectors showed 2 sequence types, while 4 B.