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In Sweden they admit that seronegative borreliosis exist even after 8 weeks infection

Posted: Wed 31 Aug 2016 14:57
by X-member
Borrelia - antikroppsbestämning (Sahlgrenska Hospital)

https://www2.sahlgrenska.se/sv/SU/Omrad ... stamning-/

The ELISA-test on the link above is based on OspC and VlsE.

Quote:
Ett negativt resultat utesluter inte Borreliainfektion. Finns det stark klinisk misstanke om Borreliainfektion, bör ett senare prov tas. Borreliainfektion kan dock förekomma även om antikroppar ej påvisas.
English translation:
A negative result does not rule out a borrelia infection. If there is a strong clinical suspicion of a borrelia infection, a subsequent sample should be taken. A borrelia infection may though occur even if antibodies are not detected.

Re: In Sweden they admit that seronegative borreliosis exist even after 8 weeks infection

Posted: Fri 13 Oct 2017 17:48
by X-member
How many percent of patients with late Lyme borreliosis (also called chronic Lyme borreliosis in many countries) that are seronegative with some commonly used ELISA-tests can be found in the Swedish dissertation below:

Laboratory Diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis

Anti-Borrelia Antibodies and the Chemokine CXCL13

Ivar Tjernberg


http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/di ... TEXT01.pdf