Case Report: The First Borrelia yangtzensis Infection in a Human in Korea

Choon Mee Kim Premedical Science, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea;

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Na Ra Yun Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea

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Dong-Min Kim Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea

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ABSTRACT.

Borrelia yangtzensis has been identified in rodents and ticks in China and Japan. A 57-year-old woman with bite mark was diagnosed with B. yangtzensis infection via molecular and serological testing. Here, we report the first case of human infection caused by B. yangtzensis in Korea.

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Address correspondence to Dong-Min Kim, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University, 588 Seosuk-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, 501-717, Republic of Korea. E-mail: drongkim@chosun.ac.kr

Authors’ addresses: Choon Mee Kim, Premedical Science, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea, E-mail: choonmee@chosun.ac.kr. Na Ra Yun and Dong-Min Kim, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea, E-mails: shine@chosun.ac.kr and drongkim@chosun.ac.kr.

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