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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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CERVANTES, Jorge. Lyme disease in Peru: a clinical and epidemiological review. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.2, pp.292-296. ISSN 1726-4634.

This is a critical and organized review of all the available and updated information on Lyme disease and Borrelia infection in Peru. Several studies of positive serology to Borrelia burgdorferi and several cases of Lyme disease have been reported in Peru in the last two decades. New information suggests that new species of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato do exist in South America, and possibly in Peru. Future genetic and microbiology studies in this part of the continent, not only in cases with an indeterminate Western blot but in vectors and possible reservoirs as well, are necessary to measure the extent and clinical implications of these new Borrelia species.

Keywords : Lyme disease; Borrelia; Peru.

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