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Manzur Hassanhi Hassanhi ; Francisco Arocha Sandoval ; Maricela Urbina López ;Investigación Clínica 2006, 47 3

Author: Fabiola Espinoza León

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Investigación Clínica ISSN: 0535-5133 riclinicas@gmail.com Universidad del Zulia Venezuela Espinoza León, Fabiola; Hassanhi Hassanhi, Manzur; Arocha Sandoval, Francisco; Urbina López, Maricela Absence of Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in the sera of Venezuelan patients with localized scleroderma (morphea) Investigación Clínica, vol.
47, núm.
3, 2006, pp.
283-288 Universidad del Zulia Maracaibo, Venezuela Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=372937664007 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Invest Clin 47(3): 283 - 288, 2006 Absence of Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in the sera of Venezuelan patients with localized scleroderma (morphea). Fabiola Espinoza-León1, Manzur Hassanhi-Hassanhi2, Francisco Arocha-Sandoval1 y Maricela Urbina-López1. Departamento de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Tropicales y Departamento de Ciencias Fisiológicas.
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad del Zulia. Maracaibo, Venezuela.
E-mail: fabiolaespinoza@yahoo.com. 1 2 Key word: Borrelia burgdorferi, (morphea), Venezuela. Lyme Borreliosis, localized scleroderma Abstract.
A possible association of Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) with localized scleroderma (LS) has been postulated.
However, the published data do not provide unequivocal results.
Previous serologic analysis in LS patients in South American countries yielded positive results.
The present study in our laboratory looked for evidence of Bb in LS patients in Venezuela, by antibacterial antibodies detection using the two-tiered approach as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Atlanta (United States). Twenty one serum samples from LS patients and twenty one samples from healthy individuals were analyzed.
Four serum samples were ELISA positi...





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