Umeå University, Department of Molecular Biology, Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Relapsing fever caused by Borrelia bacteria is often obscured by malaria and incorrectly treated. Here a novel method for diagnosis is presented. The method is cheap, simple and requires minimal laboratory material. Despite its simplicity, the method shows surprisingly high sensitivity, detecting concentrations less than 10 bacteria/ml blood.
Received Date: 14/11/2007 Revision Received Date: 18/12/2007 Acceptance Date: 20/12/2007 Electronic publication date: 14/1/2008 Collection year: 2008
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