Table 1.

Patient characteristics and molecular typing results ofrrfA-rrlB spacer PCR and RLB in clinical samples from 27 patients with different manifestations of Lyme borreliosis

Patient no.Age (yr)SexaClinical manifestationDuration of disease (mo)Western BlotbClinical specimenIdentifiedB. burgdorferi genospecies
40FArthritis7+UrineB. burgdorferi sensu stricto
230FArthritis7+UrineB. burgdorferi sensu stricto
363FArthritis1+UrineB. burgdorferi sensu stricto
466MArthritis115+UrineB. burgdorferi sensu stricto
532MArthritis5+UrineB. burgdorferi sensu stricto
652FArthritis16+UrineB. burgdorferi sensu stricto
758MArthritis117+Synovial fluidB. burgdorferi sensu stricto
829FArthritis17+UrineB. burgdorferi sensu stricto
959MArthritis6+UrineB. burgdorferi sensu stricto
1050FArthritis27+UrineB. garinii
1152FArthritis7+UrineB. garinii
1256FArthritis3+UrineB. afzelii
1340MNeuroborreliosis18+UrineB. garinii
1450MNeuroborreliosis1+UrineB. garinii
1565FNeuroborreliosis26+UrineB. garinii
1652MNeuroborreliosis21+UrineB. garinii
1738MNeuroborreliosis19+UrineB. garinii
189FNeuroborreliosis1UrineB. garinii
1933MNeuroborreliosis1UrineB. garinii
2011FNeuroborreliosis4+CSFB. garinii
2164FNeuroborreliosis6+UrineB. garinii
2253FNeuroborreliosis10+UrineB. garinii
2332FAcrodermatitis5+Skin biopsy specimensB. afzelii
2456FAcrodermatitis16+Skin biopsy specimensB. afzelii
2528MAcrodermatitis5+Skin biopsy specimensB. afzelii
2650FAcrodermatitis32+Skin biopsy specimensB. afzelii
2735MAcrodermatitis14+Skin biopsy specimensB. afzelii
  • a F, female; M, male.

  • b Immunoglobulin G. +, positive; −, negative.