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Lyme Borreliosis

  • Jana HercogováEmail author
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Abstract

Lyme borreliosis is an inflammatory disease caused by the spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted by tick (mainly of the genus Ixodes). It is an anthropozoonosis which manifests itself as a multisystem disorder of the skin and other organs (joints, nerves, heart, eye). Antibiotic therapy should be started as soon as possible after the diagnosis has been made. The drugs of choice for oral treatment of Lyme borreliosis are doxycycline and amoxicillin and for parenteral treatment ceftriaxone, cefotaxime and penicillin G.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chairwoman, Dermatovenereology Department, 2nd Medical FacultyCharles University, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Bulovka HospitalPraha 8, PragueCzech Republic

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