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 (bə-rĕl′ē-ə, -rē′lē-ə)
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.]
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(bəˈrɛlɪə; bəˈrɛljə)
a genus of helical spirochete bacteria, some causing relapsing fever
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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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Following a tick bite, testing for Borrelia burgdorferi is not recommended in an Ixodes tick, and asymptomatic patients should not be tested for exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi following an Ixodes tick bite.
Treatment protocols established by conventional medicine are geared towards acute infection of Borrelia Burgdorferi with antibiotic therapies with subsequent symptom treatment for recurring flareups of Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) using anti-inflammatories, pain relievers, narcotics and antidepressants.
After admission to the hospital, we carried out the following analyses: sedimentation, full blood count, urea, creatinine, hepatogram, transaminases, anti-DNA, antinuclear antibody (ANA), LE cell, Scl-70, CRP, and serological test for Borrelia. All parameters were within reference ranges.
Quidel Corporation announced that it has received CE Mark to market Quidel's Sofia 2 Lyme+ FIA to be used with the Sofia 2 Fluorescent Immunoassay Analyzer for the rapid differential detection of human IgM and IgG antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia garinii, and Borrelia afzelii from serum and plasma specimens.
Borrelia miyamotoi is a spirochete that causes a relapsing febrile illness and is transmitted by hard Ixodes species ticks (1,2).
Utpal Pal, Professor in Veterinary Medicine, has been studying the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria throughout his twelve years with UMD, and his work has already produced the protein marker used to identify this bacterial infection in the body.
La enfermedad de Lyme (EL) es una enfermedad zoonotica producida por espiroquetas del complejo Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) que afecta al humano y a los animales (Glenny, Mendoza, & Falconi, 2004).
Portland, ME, October 27, 2017 --( This new e-book tells the ancient history of Borrelia, the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease.