Volume 77, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


A 78-year-old Japanese man who had clinical symptoms and a flu-like illness with fever, chills, diarrhea, and arthralgia had traveled to Cambodia and Khabarovsk, Russia, before the onset of symptoms and illness. He had been bitten by an tick in which the DNA of was detected. The patient’s symptoms improved rapidly after treatment with minocycline. Serologic examination detected antibodies to Lyme disease An polymerase chain reaction with the patient’s plasma amplified a DNA fragment similar to that of .


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  • Received : 08 May 2006
  • Accepted : 19 Jul 2007

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