First isolation of Borrelia lusitanae from a human patient

M Collares-Pereira, Sofia Couceiro, Isabel Franca, Klaus Kurtenbach, Simona M Schäfer, Liliana Vitorino, Lígia Gonçalves, ML Vieira , C Cunha

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The first human isolate of Borrelia lusitaniae recovered from a Portuguese patient with suspected Lyme borreliosis is described. This isolate, from a chronic skin lesion, is also the first human isolate of Borrelia in Portugal. Different phenotypic and molecular methods are used to characterize it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1316-1318
Number of pages3
JournalJournal Of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004


  • Borrelia lusitaniae
  • Porgual
  • Isolate
  • Spirochetes
  • Lyme borreliosis

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being


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