Intracellular Borrelia

General or non-medical topics with information and discussion related to Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.
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Re: Intracellular Borrelia

Post by X-member » Mon 1 Sep 2014 1:38

Intracellular Borrelia Spirochaetes Reproduce Inside Erythrocytes

http://counsellingme.com/microscopy/int ... hetes.html

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Re: Intracellular Borrelia

Post by X-member » Fri 5 Feb 2016 7:49

Survival of Borrelia burgdorferi in blood products

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... x/abstract

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The viability of the spirochete in blood components was determined by darkfield microscopic examination of cultures in modified Kelly's medium. The organism was shown to survive in RBCs (4° C) and FFP (below -18° C) for 45 days and in PCs (20–24° C) for 6 days. The results of this study do not exclude the possibility of transmission of Lyme disease through blood transfusion.

Transmission (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/

A quote:
..Lyme disease bacteria can live in blood that is stored for donation.

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