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Infection

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 231–231 | Cite as

Epstein-barr virus and cytomegalovirus infections cause false-positive results in IgM two-test protocol for early lyme borreliosis

  • H. A. T. Goossens
  • A. E. J. M. van den Bogaard
  • M. K. E. Nohlmans
  • A. E. J. M. van den Bogaard
Correspondence

Keywords

Lyme Disease Borrelia Burgdorferi Infectious Mononucleosis Lyme Borreliosis Erythema Migrans 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. T. Goossens
    • 1
  • A. E. J. M. van den Bogaard
    • 1
  • M. K. E. Nohlmans
    • 2
  • A. E. J. M. van den Bogaard
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of Medical MicrobiologyGeneral Hospital ArnhemArnhemThe Netherlands

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