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bor·rel·i·a

 (bə-rĕl′ē-ə, -rē′lē-ə)
n.
Any of various spirochetes of the genus Borrelia that are pathogens of humans, other mammals, and birds, including the causal agents of Lyme disease and relapsing fever.

[New Latin, after Amédée Borrel (1867-1936), French bacteriologist.]

borrelia

(bəˈrɛlɪə; bəˈrɛljə)
n
a genus of helical spirochete bacteria, some causing relapsing fever
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borrelia - cause of e.g. European and African relapsing fever
spirochaete, spirochete - parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals
genus Borrelia - small flexible parasitic spirochetes having three to five wavy spirals
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The Lyme panel tests for four different genes of Borrelia burgdorferi and several common Lyme disease co-infections: Babesia microti, Babesia divergens, Babesia duncani, Bartonella bacilliformis, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintanta, Borrelia miyamotoi, Borrelia recurrentis, Ehrlichia chaffensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum.
Presentan una moderada especificidad (72-89%), debido a su falta de estandarizacion responsable de variaciones interlaboratorios y a la existencia de reacciones cruzadas con otros microorganismos (Treponema pallidum, Borrelia recurrentis, Helicobacter pylori, Ehrlichia, Babesia), enfermedades autoinmunes (lupus eritematoso sistemico) y sindromes virales (virus Epstein-Barr) (12).
So too are the genomes of the bacterial pathogens that the body louse transmits to its human hosts: Rickettsia prowazekii (which causes epidemic typhus), Borrelia recurrentis (the agent of relapsing fever) and Bartonella quintana (which causes trench fever).
Our panel includes ten such organisms: Anaplasma phagocytohilium, Babesia divergens, Bartonella bacilliformis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Borrelia recurrentis, Borrelia miyamotoi, Babesia duncani, Bartonella henselae, Babesia microti, and Bartonella quintana.
The genome of Borrelia recurrentis, the agent of deadly louse-borne relapsing fever, is a degraded subset of tick-borne Borrelia duttonii.
The causative agent is the spirochete bacterium Borrelia recurrentis.