- About this Journal ·
- Aims and Scope ·
- Article Processing Charges ·
- Author Guidelines ·
- Bibliographic Information ·
- Citations to this Journal ·
- Contact Information ·
- Editorial Board ·
- Editorial Workflow ·
- Free eTOC Alerts ·
- Publication Ethics ·
- Recently Accepted Articles ·
- Reviewers Acknowledgment ·
- Submit a Manuscript ·
- Subscription Information ·
- Table of Contents
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 719821, 4 pages
Course of Antibody Response in Lyme Borreliosis Patients before and after Therapy
1Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, 8036 Graz, Austria
2Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Graz, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
Received 27 September 2011; Accepted 27 October 2011
Academic Editors: A. Clayton and S. Devi
Copyright © 2012 Elisabeth Aberer and Gerold Schwantzer. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- B. Wilske, “Serodiagnosis of lyme borreliosis,” Zeitschrift fur Hautkrankheiten, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 511–514, 1988.
- E. Aberer, P. Kahofer, B. Binder, T. Kinaciyan, H. Schauperl, and A. Berghold, “Comparison of a two- or three-week regimen and a review of treatment of erythema migrans with phenoxymethylpenicillin,” Dermatology, vol. 212, no. 2, pp. 160–167, 2006.
- M. E. Aguero-Rosenfeld, J. Nowakowski, S. Bittker, D. Cooper, R. B. Nadelman, and G. P. Wormser, “Evolution of the serologic response to Borrelia burgdorferi in treated patients with culture-confirmed erythema migrans,” Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 1–9, 1996.
- F. Strle, R. B. Nadelman, J. Cimperman et al., “Comparison of culture-confirmed erythema migrans caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto in New York State and by Borrelia afzelii in Slovenia,” Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 130, no. 1, pp. 32–36, 1999.
- K. P. Hunfeld, M. Ernst, P. Zachary, B. Jaulhac, H. H. Sonneborn, and V. Brade, “Development and laboratory evaluation of a new recombinant ELISA for the serodiagnosis of Lyme disease,” Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, vol. 114, no. 13-14, pp. 580–585, 2002.
- C. Larsson, M. Andersson, J. Pelkonen, B. P. Guo, A. Nordstrand, and S. Bergström, “Persistent brain infection and disease reactivation in relapsing fever borreliosis,” Microbes and Infection, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 2213–2219, 2006.
- A. McMillan, H. Young, and J. F. Peutherer, “Influence of human immunodeficiency virus infection on treponemal serology, in patients who have been treated for syphilis,” Journal of Infection, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 95–103, 1990.
- M. Glatz, M. Golestani, H. Kerl, and R. R. Müllegger, “Clinical relevance of different IgG and IgM serum antibody responses to Borrelia burgdorferi after antibiotic therapy for erythema migrans: long-term follow-up study of 113 patients,” Archives of Dermatology, vol. 142, no. 7, pp. 862–868, 2006.
- R. Bennet, V. Lindgren, and B. Zweygberg Wirgart, “Borrelia antibodies in children evaluated for Lyme neuroborreliosis,” Infection, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 463–466, 2008.
- E. Ulvestad, A. Kanestrøm, L. J. Sønsteby et al., “Diagnostic and biological significance of anti-p41 IgM antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi,” Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 416–421, 2001.
- E. Aberer, A. R. Bergmann, A. M. Derler, and B. Schmidt, “Course of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA shedding in urine after treatment,” Acta Dermato-Venereologica, vol. 87, no. 1, pp. 39–42, 2007.
- R. A. Kalish, G. McHugh, J. Granquist, B. Shea, R. Ruthazer, and A. C. Steere, “Persistence of immunoglobulin M or immunoglobulin G antibody responses to Borrelia burgdorferi 10–20 years after active Lyme disease,” Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 780–785, 2001.