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Presence of Borrelia burgdorferi"Sensu Lato" in patients with morphea from the Amazonic region in Brazil.
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PMID:  22004491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background  In the present study, Borrelia spirochetes were found in four (26,6%) out of 15 patients with Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini (IAPP) and lichen sclerosis et atrophicans (LSA) from the Brazilian Amazon Region. Material and methods  Borreliosis was investigated by immunohistochemistry and focus floating microscopy for Borrelia burgdorferi in skin biopsy samples from 15 patients with both clinical and histopathology evidences compatible with Morphea, LSA, and IAPP. Results  Spirochetes were detected by specific immunohistochemistry and focus floating microscopy for B. burgdorferi in samples from three patients. A limitation of our study was the fact that we were not able to isolate and culture these organisms. Conclusion  Our data confirm the presence of borreliosis cases in the Amazon.
Mônica Santos; Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues; Carolina Talhari; Luiz C L Ferreira; Bernhard Zelger; Sinesio Talhari
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Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1365-4632     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1373-1378     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The International Society of Dermatology.
Department of Dermatology, Fundação de Medicina Tropical do Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil Amazonas State University, Manaus, AM, Brazil Cellular and Molecular Immunology Lab., Núcleo de Doenças Infecciosas and Pathology Department, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil Pathology Division, Fundação de Medicina Tropical do Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.
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