Immunoglobulin M immunoblot for diagnosis of Borrelia burgdorferi infection in patients with acute facial palsy

Varsha K. Jain, Eileen Hilton, Joseph Maytal, Gary Dorante, Norman Todd Ilowite, Sunil K. Sood

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Abstract

We used immunoblotting to improve the specificity of the serologic diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis in cases of acute facial palsy. Twelve of 15 patients (80%) with suspected Lyme borreliosis, versus 0 of 10 controls, were positive by immunoglobulin M immunoblotting of acute-phase sero and 3 were negative, including 2 with borderline enzyme immunoassay results. Immunoglobulin M immunoblotting is a useful test to confirm Borrelia burgdorferi infection in patients with acute facial palsy and a positive enzyme immunoassay result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2033-2035
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume34
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Borrelia Infections
Borrelia burgdorferi
Facial Paralysis
Immunoblotting
Immunoglobulin M
Lyme Disease
Immunoenzyme Techniques

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  • Microbiology

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Immunoglobulin M immunoblot for diagnosis of Borrelia burgdorferi infection in patients with acute facial palsy. / Jain, Varsha K.; Hilton, Eileen; Maytal, Joseph; Dorante, Gary; Ilowite, Norman Todd; Sood, Sunil K.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 34, No. 8, 08.1996, p. 2033-2035.

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Jain, Varsha K. ; Hilton, Eileen ; Maytal, Joseph ; Dorante, Gary ; Ilowite, Norman Todd ; Sood, Sunil K. / Immunoglobulin M immunoblot for diagnosis of Borrelia burgdorferi infection in patients with acute facial palsy. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1996 ; Vol. 34, No. 8. pp. 2033-2035.
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