Repeat Lyme Is Reinfection, Not Relapse

All patients successfully treated for Lyme disease with antibiotics who then had another episode of erythema migrans -- the hallmark rash often described as a "bull's-eye" welt -- had a reinfection rather than a relapse, a small study found. In 17 patients who suffered a total of 22 pairs of sequential episodes of erythema migrans, the hallmark lesion marking acute infection with the tick-borne Lyme parasite, Borrelia burgdorferi, genetic tests revealed that in every case that the second...Full Story
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