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Is it possible to find borrelia bacteria after treatment?

Posted: Wed 29 Apr 2015 15:55
by X-member
Is it possible to find (and culture) borrelia bacteria after treatment?

The answer to that question is: Yes!

https://lakemedelsverket.se/upload/hals ... A4rken.pdf

A google translated quote from the Swedish recomendations (background documentation) above.

Professor Dag Nyman:
Erythema migrans, which is readily observable early manifestation of borreliosis, is considered to be easy to deal with a good prognosis. After treatment, borrelia DNA can be detected in the skin for several months after treatment has been inserted, and in 1-3% of cases, borrelia bacteria can be grown from skin biopsies taken from erythema area (8).

Re: Is it possible to find borrelia bacteria after treatment

Posted: Sat 2 May 2015 14:49
by X-member
Borrelia burgdorferi detected by culture and PCR in clinical relapse of disseminated Lyme borreliosis.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10442678

A quote:
We conclude that the treatment of Lyme borreliosis with appropriate antibiotics for even more than 3 months may not always eradicate the spirochete.

Re: Is it possible to find borrelia bacteria after treatment

Posted: Sat 2 May 2015 18:51
by Martian
X-member wrote:Borrelia burgdorferi detected by culture and PCR in clinical relapse of disseminated Lyme borreliosis.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10442678

A quote:
We conclude that the treatment of Lyme borreliosis with appropriate antibiotics for even more than 3 months may not always eradicate the spirochete.
The full abstract can be found here: http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/view ... f=5&t=3490