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Doença de lyme-símile brasileira ou síndrome baggioyoshinari: zoonose exótica e emergente transmitida por carrapatos; Brazilian lyme-like disease or baggio-yoshinari syndrome: exotic and emerging brazilian tick-borne zoonosis

YOSHINARI, Natalino Hajime; MANTOVANI, Elenice; BONOLDI, Virgínia Lucia Nazario; MARANGONI, Roberta Gonçalves; GAUDITANO, Giancarla
Fonte: Associação Médica Brasileira Publicador: Associação Médica Brasileira
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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A Doença de Lyme (DL) é uma zoonose frequente no hemisfério Norte e considerada uma enfermidade infecciosa causada por espiroquetas do complexo Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato e transmitida pela picada de carrapatos do grupo Ixodes ricinus. Os primeiros casos semelhantes à DL no Brasil foram descobertos, em 1992, em irmãos que após serem picados por carrapatos desenvolveram eritema migratório, sintomas gripais e artrite. Criteriosa análise da casuística brasileira, mostrou que os aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos e laboratoriais no país, divergiam bastante dos exibidos pelos pacientes com DL nos Estados Unidos da América e Eurásia. Não foram encontrados carrapatos do complexo Ixodes ricinus hematófago ao homem nas áreas de risco; a enfermidade no país é recorrente; a Borrelia burgdorferi jamais foi isolada no Brasil e os ensaios sorológicos específicos exibem positividade baixa e oscilante. Além disso, o exame do sangue periférico dos pacientes quando analisados à microscopia eletrônica exibe estruturas sugestivas de Mycoplasma spp, Chlamydia spp e bacteroides. Na verdade, estas estruturas podem representar as formas latentes das espiroquetas (forma L ou bactérias desprovidas de parede), adaptadas a sobreviver em condições inóspitas em hospedeiros vertebrados e invertebrados. Assim...

Manifestação neurológica na síndrome de Baggio-Yoshinari (síndrome brasileira semelhante à doença de Lyme); Neurological manifestations in Baggio-Yoshinari Syndrome (Brazilian Lyme disease-like syndrome)

SHINJO, Samuel Katsuyuki; GAUDITANO, Giancarla; MARCHIORI, Paulo Euripedes; BONOLDI, Virgínia Lúcia Nazário; COSTA, Izaias Pereira da; MANTOVANI, Elenice; YOSHINARI, Natalino Hajime
Fonte: Elsevier Editora Ltda Publicador: Elsevier Editora Ltda
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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INTRODUÇÃO: A doença de Lyme (DL) é uma doença de picada de carrapato, causado pela espiroqueta Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, transmitida por carrapatos do complexo Ixodes ricinus, que promove múltiplas manifestações clínicas sistêmicas. No Brasil, uma síndrome diferente é descrita e mimetiza sintomas de DL, mas também se manifesta com alta frequência de episódios recorrentes e manifestações alérgicas e imunológicas. É transmitida pelo carrapato Amblyomma cajennense e o agente etiológico é uma espiroqueta não cultivável de forma atípica. Devido a essas particularidades, esta zoonose emergente tem sido denominada síndrome brasileira semelhante à doença de Lyme ou síndrome de Baggio-Yoshinari (SBY). OBJETIVO: Descrever o espectro da manifestação neurológica da SBY. PACIENTES: Foram analisados 30 pacientes com SBY e sintomas neurológicos. RESULTADOS: A média de idade dos pacientes foi de 34,2 ± 13,3 anos (6 a 63 anos); 20 eram mulheres e 10 homens. Um alto número de episódios recorrentes (73,6%) e distúrbios psiquiátricos e psicossociais graves (20%) foram características típicas. Eritema migrans similar ao visto em hemisfério norte foi identificado em 43,3% dos pacientes no início da doença. A recorrência das lesões cutâneas diminuiu com a progressão da doença. Sintomas articulares (artrite) aconteceram em aproximadamente metade dos pacientes com SBY no início e durante o episódio de recidiva. CONCLUSÕES: A SBY é considerada uma nova doença transmitida por carrapato no Brasil que difere da clássica DL observada no hemisfério norte. A SBY reproduz sintomas neurológicos observados na DL...

Identificação do agente etiológico da Doença de Lyme-símile brasileira (Síndrome Baggio-Yoshinari); Identification of the causative agent of Brazilian Lyme diseaselike illness (Baggio-Yoshinari Syndrome)

Mantovani, Elenice
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 15/09/2010 PT
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A Doença de Lyme-símile brasileira ou Síndrome Baggio-Yoshinari (SBY) é uma zoonose emergente, transmitida por carrapatos e até o momento, de descrição restrita ao território brasileiro. O agente etiológico da SBY era desconhecido até o presente trabalho. O objetivo principal do estudo foi identificar a etiologia da SBY. Foi selecionado 2 grupos de pacientes: grupo A (n=68) composto por pacientes com suspeita diagnóstica de SBY, a maioria na fase latente da doença; grupo B (n=10), composto por pacientes com diagnóstico de SBY, que apresentaram obrigatoriamente eritema migratório e que encontravam-se sintomáticos no momento da coleta. Foi utilizado também um grupo controle composto por indivíduos saudáveis e com epidemiologia negativa (n=50). Amostras de sangue foram coletadas para a realização de sorologias, culturas, análises microscópicas (óptica e eletrônica) e reação de cadeia da polimerase (PCR) para diferentes micro-organismos (Mycoplasma spp, Chlamydia spp e Borrelia spp). Além disso, foi realizado um estudo preliminar, através da PCR para Borrelia spp em 47 amostras de carrapatos oriundos de áreas de risco do Espírito Santo (sendo 17 Rhipicephalus microplus e 30 Rhipicephalus sanguineus), e amostras de sangue total de 27 bovinos e 26 equinos...

Borreliose de Lyme

Santos, Mônica; Haddad Junior, Vidal; Ribeiro-Rodrigues, Rodrigo; Talhari, Sinésio
Fonte: Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia Publicador: Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: 930-938
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As borrelioses constituem um grupo de doenças infecciosas causadas por espiroquetas do gênero Borrelia. A borreliose de Lyme, também denominada doença de Lyme, é uma doença infecciosa, não contagiosa, causada por espiroquetas pertencentes ao complexo Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato e transmitida, mais frequentemente, por picada de carrapatos do gênero Ixodes. A doença apresenta quadro clínico variado, podendo desencadear manifestações cutâneas, articulares, neurológicas e cardíacas.; Borreliosis is an infectious disease caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia. Lyme borreliosis, also known as Lyme disease, is a non-contagious infectious disease caused by spirochetes belonging to the complex Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and more often transmitted by the bite of infected ticks of the genus Ixodes.The disease is characterized by a varied clinical profile, which can trigger cutaneous, articular, neurological and cardiac manifestations.

Chronic unremitting headache associated with Lyme disease-like illness

Kowacs,Pedro Andre; Martins,Rodrigo Tomazini; Piovesan,Elcio Juliato; Pinto,Maria Cristina Araujo; Yoshinari,Natalino Hagime
Fonte: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO Publicador: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/07/2013 EN
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The Brazilian Lyme-disease-like illness (BLDLI) or Baggio-Yoshinari syndrome is a unique zoonosis found in Brazil. It reproduces all the clinical symptoms of Lyme disease except for the high frequencies of relapse and the presence of autoimmune manifestations. Two cases of borreliosis manifesting with unremitting headache, which is a symptom associated with late-stage BLDLI, were presented. Clinical, therapeutic, and prognostic aspects of the BLDLI and its associated headaches were showed and discussed in this article. BLDLI diagnosis requires additional attention by physicians, since the disease has a tendency to progress to the late, recurrent stage or the chronic form, and the associated headache can be confused with chronic primary headache or with analgesic-overuse one. Special attention should be paid to patients with headaches who have traveled to endemic areas.

Hyperosmia in Lyme disease

Puri,Basant K.; Monro,Jean A.; Julu,Peter O. O.; Kingston,Michele C.; Shah,Mussadiq
Fonte: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO Publicador: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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Neurological involvement in Lyme disease has been reported to include meningitis, cranial neuropathy and radiculoneuritis. While it is known that in some cases of asceptic meningitis patients may develop hyperosmia, the association between hyperosmia and Lyme disease has not previously been studied. Objective To carry out the first systematic study to ascertain whether hyperosmia is also a feature of Lyme disease. Method A questionnaire regarding abnormal sensory sensitivity in respect of the sense of smell was administered to 16 serologically positive Lyme disease patients and to 18 control subjects. Results The two groups were matched in respect of age, sex and body mass. None of the 34 subjects was suffering from migraine. Eight (50%) of the Lyme patients and none (0%) of the controls suffered from hyperosmia (p=0.0007). Conclusion This first systematic controlled study showed that Lyme disease is associated with hyperosmia.

Lyme Disease: antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi in farm workers in Argentina

Stanchi,Nestor Oscar; Balague,Laura Josefina
Fonte: Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo Publicador: Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/08/1993 EN
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Lyme Disease is a tick-borne (specially by Ixodes ticks) immune-mediated inflammatory disorder caused by a newly recognize spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi. Indirect fluorescent antibody (IF) staining methods and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay are frequently relied upon to confirm Lyme borreliosis infections. Although serologic testing for antibodies has limitations, it is still the only practical means of confirming B. burgdorferi infections. Because we have no previous report of Lyme disease in human inhabitants in Argentina, a study was designed as a seroepidemiologic investigation of the immune response to B. burgdorferi in farm workers of Argentina with arthritis symptoms. Three out of 28 sera were positive (#1,5 and 9). Serum # 1 was positive for Immunoglobulin G at dilution 1:320, serum # 5 and # 9 both to dilution 1:160; while for Immunoglobulin M all (#1, 5 and 9) were positive at low dilution (1:40) using IF. The results showed that antibodies against B. burgdorferi are present in an Argentinian population. Thus caution should be exercised in the clinical interpretation of arthritis until the presence of B. burgdorferi be confirmed by culture in specific media.

Description of Lyme disease-like syndrome in Brazil: is it a new tick borne disease or Lyme disease variation?

Mantovani,E.; Costa,I.P.; Gauditano,G; Bonoldi,V.L.N.; Higuchi,M.L.; Yoshinari,N.H.
Fonte: Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica Publicador: Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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An emerging clinical entity that reproduces clinical manifestations similar to those observed in Lyme disease (LD) has been recently under discussion in Brazil. Due to etiological and laboratory particularities it is named LD-like syndrome or LD imitator syndrome. The condition is considered to be a zoonosis transmitted by ticks of the genus Amblyomma, possibly caused by interaction of multiple fastidious microorganisms originating a protean clinical picture, including neurological, osteoarticular and erythema migrans-like lesions. When peripheral blood of patients with LD-like syndrome is viewed under a dark-field microscope, mobile uncultivable spirochete-like bacteria are observed. PCR carried out with specific or conservative primers to recognize Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto or the genus Borrelia has been negative in ticks and in biological samples. Two different procedures, respectively involving hematoxylin and eosin staining of cerebrospinal fluid and electron microscopy analysis of blood, have revealed spirochetes not belonging to the genera Borrelia, Leptospira or Treponema. Surprisingly, co-infection with microorganisms resembling Mycoplasma and Chlamydia was observed on one occasion by electron microscopy analysis. We discuss here the possible existence of a new tick-borne disease in Brazil imitating LD...

Assessment of the risk of contracting Lyme disease in areas with significant human presence

Milutinovic,M.; Radulovic,Z.; Tomanovic,S.
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Escola de Veterinária Publicador: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Escola de Veterinária
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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In order to describe seasonal changes in Lyme diseases risk rate at three localities in Serbia, during the period of 2003-2005, a total of 1542 Ixodes ricinus ticks (493 nymphs, 525 females and 524 males) were examined. The prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes ricinus ticks at the Bovan Lake County were higher than the average for European localities (45.9% for adults and 18.8% for nymphs). In Mt. Avala and Kljajicevo counties adults and nymphs were, respectively, infected at the following percentages: 26.3, 10.7; 16.2 and 7.6%. The outcome indicates a relatively high risk of the contracting Lyme disease in all investigates areas.

The cost effectiveness of vaccinating against Lyme disease.

Meltzer, M. I.; Dennis, D. T.; Orloski, K. A.
Fonte: Centers for Disease Control Publicador: Centers for Disease Control
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //1999 EN
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To determine the cost effectiveness of vaccinating against Lyme disease, we used a decision tree to examine the impact on society of six key components. The main measure of outcome was the cost per case averted. Assuming a 0.80 probability of diagnosing and treating early Lyme disease, a 0.005 probability of contracting Lyme disease, and a vaccination cost of $50 per year, the mean cost of vaccination per case averted was $4,466. When we increased the probability of contracting Lyme disease to 0.03 and the cost of vaccination to $100 per year, the mean net savings per case averted was $3,377. Since few communities have average annual incidences of Lyme disease >0. 005, economic benefits will be greatest when vaccination is used on the basis of individual risk, specifically, in persons whose probability of contracting Lyme disease is >0.01.

Field studies on Lyme disease in North America

Piesman, Joseph
Fonte: Pulsus Group Inc Publicador: Pulsus Group Inc
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //1991 EN
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The primary tick vector of Borrelia burgdorferi in eastern and central North America is Ixodes dammini; in western North America, Ixodes pacificus. Searching for the appropriate vector is the first step in determining whether a region is endemic and enzootic for the spirochete B burgdorferi, the etiological agent of Lyme disease, followed by examination of the ticks (questing or already attached to hosts) and wildlife for the spirochete. Questing ticks can be collected through a variety of methods. The two major animal hosts for I dammini are the white-footed mouse Peromyscus leucopus and the white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus. Sampling strategies should consider habitat and season. All three life stages of the vector tick should be located, indicating a self-sustaining population. Although B burgdorferi can be detected in many ways, there is no substitute for isolating the spirochete in Barbour-Stoenner-Kelly II medium for definitive proof of the presence of the Lyme disease spirochete.

Epidemiology of Lyme disease

White, Dennis J
Fonte: Pulsus Group Inc Publicador: Pulsus Group Inc
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //1991 EN
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Investigation of the epidemiology of Lyme disease depends upon information generated from several sources. Human disease surveillance can be conducted by both passive and active means involving physicians, public health agencies and laboratories. Passive and active tick surveillance programs can document the extent of tick-borne activity, identify the geographic range of potential vector species, and determine the relative risk of exposure to Lyme disease in specific areas. Standardized laboratory services can play an important role in providing data. Epidemiologists can gain a better understanding of Lyme disease through the collection of data from such programs. The interpretation of data and provision of information to the medical and general communities are important functions of public health agencies.

Laboratory confirmation of Lyme disease

Schwan, Tom G; Simpson, Warren J; Rosa, Patricia A
Fonte: Pulsus Group Inc Publicador: Pulsus Group Inc
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //1991 EN
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Lyme disease can be confirmed in the laboratory by isolation or detection of its causative agent, a tick-borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, or by a diagnostic change in the titre of antibodies specific to the agent. B burgdorferi can be isolated and cultivated in Barbour-Stoenner-Kelly II medium. It can be detected by light microscopy in tissue sections or, rarely, in blood smears using various staining methods. There is interest in the development of alternative detection methods, including identification of specific antigens of B burgdorferi in the urine of suspected cases and demonstration of the presence of species-specific DNA using polymerase chain reaction assays. Currently, serological tests (indirect immunofluorescence assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and Western immunoblot) are the most practical and available methods for confirming Lyme disease. The quest to improve the specificity and sensitivity of serological tests – for example, through the use of specific recombinant antigens – continues.

Poleward expansion of the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) under climate change: implications for the spread of lyme disease

Roy-Dufresne, E.; Logan, T.; Simon, J.A.; Chmura, G.L.; Millien, V.
Fonte: Public Library of Science Publicador: Public Library of Science
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2013 EN
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The white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) is an important reservoir host for Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease, and its distribution is expanding northward. We used an Ecological Niche Factor Analysis to identify the climatic factors associated with the distribution shift of the white-footed mouse over the last 30 years at the northern edge of its range, and modeled its current and potential future (2050) distributions using the platform BIOMOD. A mild and shorter winter is favouring the northern expansion of the white-footed mouse in Québec. With more favorable winter conditions projected by 2050, the distribution range of the white-footed mouse is expected to expand further northward by 3° latitude. We also show that today in southern Québec, the occurrence of B. burgdorferi is associated with high probability of presence of the white-footed mouse. Changes in the distribution of the white-footed mouse will likely alter the geographical range of B. burgdorferi and impact the public health in northern regions that have yet to be exposed to Lyme disease.; Emilie Roy-Dufresne, Travis Logan, Julie A. Simon, Gail L. Chmura, Virginie Millien

Lyme disease in the state of Tocantins, Brazil: report of the first cases

Carranza-Tamayo,César Omar; Costa,José Nilton Gomes da; Bastos,Whisllay Maciel
Fonte: Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases Publicador: Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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Lyme disease is an underdiagnosed zoonosis in Brazil. There are no cases registered in the state of Tocantins, the newest Brazilian state. The cases of three patients in contact with rural areas in three Tocantins' districts are herein described, and the Brazilian literature is reviewed.

Climate change and habitat fragmentation drive the occurrence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, at the northeastern limit of its distribution

Simon, J.A.; Marrotte, R.R.; Desrosiers, N.; Fiset, J.; Gaitan, J.; Gonzalez, A.; Koffi, J.K.; Lapointe, F.J.; Leighton, P.A.; Lindsay, L.R.; Logan, T.; Milord, F.; Ogden, N.H.; Rogic, A.; Roy-Dufresne, E.; Suter, D.; Tessier, N.; Millien, V.
Fonte: Wiley-Blackwell Publicador: Wiley-Blackwell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Lyme borreliosis is rapidly emerging in Canada, and climate change is likely a key driver of the northern spread of the disease in North America. We used field and modeling approaches to predict the risk of occurrence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria causing Lyme disease in North America. We combined climatic and landscape variables to model the current and future (2050) potential distribution of the black-legged tick and the white-footed mouse at the northeastern range limit of Lyme disease and estimated a risk index for B. burgdorferi from these distributions. The risk index was mostly constrained by the distribution of the white-footed mouse, driven by winter climatic conditions. The next factor contributing to the risk index was the distribution of the black-legged tick, estimated from the temperature. Landscape variables such as forest habitat and connectivity contributed little to the risk index. We predict a further northern expansion of B. burgdorferi of approximately 250-500 km by 2050 - a rate of 3.5-11 km per year - and identify areas of rapid rise in the risk of occurrence of B. burgdorferi. Our results will improve understanding of the spread of Lyme disease and inform management strategies at the most northern limit of its distribution.; Julie A. Simon...

Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Lyme Disease Risk due to Climate Change in Southern Ontario from 2001 to 2014

Cheng, ANGELA
Fonte: Quens University Publicador: Quens University
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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The number of Lyme disease cases in Ontario has increased in the last decade and is projected to continue to increase due to climate change. The northern limit of Lyme disease cases in Ontario has also been progressing northward from the United States. It is unknown whether the increase in Lyme disease cases is due to climate change, changes in host abundance, host and vector migration, or a combination of these factors. The objective of this research is to determine if the climate has changed to increase the geographic range of areas suitable for sustaining a reproductive tick population. Monthly air surface temperature values from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s North American Regional Reanalysis was used to yield positive degree days above 0 degrees Celsius from 1979 to 2013 and derive warming trends in Ontario. Next, the average of monthly mean day and monthly mean night time land surface temperature from MODIS were fed in to a basic reproductive tick population model to determine areas with climate suitable for sustaining tick populations. Principal components analysis was conducted to determine changing suitability patterns. The model outputs were compared against tick surveillance data supplied by Public Health Ontario from 2002 to 2012. Areas in Ontario were identified where Lyme disease risk has become suitable for sustaining a black-legged tick population due to climate change...

Doença de Lyme: anticorpos anti Borrelia burgdorferi nos trabalhadores rurais da Argentina; Lyme Disease: antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi in farm workers in Argentina

Stanchi, Nestor Oscar; Balague, Laura Josefina
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Saúde Pública Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Saúde Pública
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; ; ; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/08/1993 ENG
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A doença de Lyme, é uma desordem inflamatória, intermediada pelo sistema imunogênico, transmitida por carrapatos (especialmente do Gênero Ixodes) e causada por uma espiroqueta recentemente descoberta, a Borrelia burgdorferi. A técnica de Imunofluorescência Indireta (IF) é com freqüência usada para confirmar o diagnóstico da infecção por este microrganismo. Embora os métodos práticos tenham limitações, é no entanto o único método prático para seu diagnóstico. Devido a não existência de registros prévios dessa doença na Argentina, foi realizada pesquisa seroepidemiológica para determinar a presença de imunoglobulinas nos trabalhadores rurais da Argentina, com sintomas de artrite. Sobre um total de 28 soros analisados, 3 resultaram positivos (o soro número 1 com um título de 1:320 para IgG, embora os soros números 5 e 9 ambos foram reativos a diluição 1:160). Esses mesmos soros foram analisados para a IgM sendo todos eles levemente reativos (1:40), usando IF. Os resultados mostram que anticorpos anti Borrelia burgdorferi se encontram presentes na população da Argentina. Deve-se ter, portanto, precaução na interpretação clínica das artrites até que a presença de Borrelia burgdorferi seja confirmada pelo cultivo nos meios específicos.; Lyme Disease is a tick-borne (specially by Ixodes ticks) immune-mediated inflammatory disorder caused by a newly recognize spirochete...

Lyme Disease: antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi in farm workers in Argentina

Stanchi,Nestor Oscar; Balague,Laura Josefina
Fonte: Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo Publicador: Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/08/1993 EN
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Lyme Disease is a tick-borne (specially by Ixodes ticks) immune-mediated inflammatory disorder caused by a newly recognize spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi. Indirect fluorescent antibody (IF) staining methods and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay are frequently relied upon to confirm Lyme borreliosis infections. Although serologic testing for antibodies has limitations, it is still the only practical means of confirming B. burgdorferi infections. Because we have no previous report of Lyme disease in human inhabitants in Argentina, a study was designed as a seroepidemiologic investigation of the immune response to B. burgdorferi in farm workers of Argentina with arthritis symptoms. Three out of 28 sera were positive (#1,5 and 9). Serum # 1 was positive for Immunoglobulin G at dilution 1:320, serum # 5 and # 9 both to dilution 1:160; while for Immunoglobulin M all (#1, 5 and 9) were positive at low dilution (1:40) using IF. The results showed that antibodies against B. burgdorferi are present in an Argentinian population. Thus caution should be exercised in the clinical interpretation of arthritis until the presence of B. burgdorferi be confirmed by culture in specific media.

Risk of Lyme disease: perceptions of residents of a Lone Star tick-infested community

Armstrong,Philip M.; Brunet,Laura Rosa; Spielman,Andrew; Telford III,Sam R.
Fonte: World Health Organization Publicador: World Health Organization
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2001 EN
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BACKGROUND: Lone Star ticks (Amblyomma americanum) have been suggested as a vector of the agent of Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato) in the USA, based on associations with an infection manifesting mainly as erythema migrans. In laboratory experiments, however, they failed to transmit B. burgdorferi sensu stricto. METHODS: In this study, carried out from 1994 to 1996, we determined the seroprevalences of B.burgdorferi (1.2%), Ehrlichia chaffeensis (7%), E. phagocytophila (0%), Rickettsia rickettsii (0%), R. typhi (0%), Coxiella burneti (0%), Francisella tularensis (0%), and Babesia microti (0%) by standard serological methods for 325 residents (97% of the total population) of Gibson Island, coastal Maryland, USA, where 15% of the residents reported having had Lyme disease within a recent 5-year span. FINDINGS: Of the 167 seronegative individuals who were followed up prospectively for 235 person-years of observation, only 2 (0.85%) seroconverted for B. burgdorferi. Of 1556 ticks submitted from residents, 95% were identified as Lone Star ticks; only 3% were deer ticks (Ixodes dammini), the main American vector of Lyme disease. B. burgdorferi s.s. infected 20% of host-seeking immature deer ticks, and borreliae ("B. lonestari") were detected in 1--2% of Lone Star ticks. Erythema migrans was noted in 65% of self-reports of Lyme disease...