Ability to cause erythema migrans differs between Borrelia
Authors: Tijsse-Klasen E, Pandak N, Hengeveld P, Takumi K, Koopmans MP and Sprong H
Citation: Parasit Vectors 2013(Jan); 6(1): 23.
This indicates that only a small subset of B. burgdorferi sl carried by ticks in the wild actually cause EM. Other genotypes either may be apathogenic for humans or may cause Lyme borreliosis without the typical first sign of infection.”
[CanLyme note: Recent case reports in Nova Scotia showed that only 18 % of children with confirmed Lyme Disease had any rash.]