Enfermedad de Lyme, organismo Borrelia burgdorferi

La enfermedad de Lyme es causada por una bacteria llamada Borreliaburgdorferi., conocida como espiroqueta dada su forma larga y enroscada. Esta fotografía muestra su típica apariencia enroscada. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)Enfermedad de Lyme, organismo Borrelia burgdorferi

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Last reviewed 2/27/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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