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EIAgen Borrelia b. IgG

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Borrelia Burgdorferi

brief description

Bacterium belonging to the group of Spirochaetes and is the cause of Lyme disease, carried by ticks. In Europe the hard-shelled tick which carries Lyme disease is Ixodes ricinus. Lyme disease is a multi-system disease, manifested in three stages and can occur in different organs and either separately or in a combination of symptoms. Stage I: (Early): Appears after some days or a few weeks in the form of erythema migrans(EM) and the lymphadenosis benigna cutis. Stage II: Becomes clinically apparent after some weeks or months. Cardiological complications as well as neurological disease e.g. meningitis or encephalitis may occur. Stage III: (Late): Complications may occur from one to many years after infection, including arthritis, chronic encephalitis and acrodermatis athrophicans.

intended use

Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) kit for the qualitative determination of Antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi in human serum

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