Edwin J. Masters, MD
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Masters EJ. Microbiologically Confirmed Early Lyme Disease. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137:698. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-137-8-200210150-00017
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(8):698.
TO THE EDITOR:
Smith and colleagues (1) provided much-needed information about the characteristics of erythema migrans caused by Borrelia burgdorferi that will grow in Barbour–Stoenner–Kelly culture. In addition, they commented on erythema migrans–like lesions in the southeastern United States, which are associated with Amblyomma americanum, or lone star ticks (2), and suggested that “another agent, perhaps even from the Borrelia genus, may cause the infection.” For this statement, they gave three references, one of which is a study by Campbell and associates that was sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (3).
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