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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

Part 2



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Case 2, Further Workup

Slide 27

July 2010

Therefore, the physician ordered both an EIA and PCR. The EIA for Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in this case was negative, but the PCR for Lyme disease was positive, and the physician was able to diagnose and effectively treat the child. And thankfully, the patient’s symptoms resolved with doxycycline treatment.

Case 2, Further Workup

 


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