A patient presented to our hospital with symptoms consistent with relapsing fever. A blood specimen was positive by genus-specific polymerase chain reaction, and sequencing revealed Borrelia hermsii. We propose the polymerase chain reaction as a possible alternative for currently used tests for the diagnosis of tick-borne relapsing fever.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2007|
- Borrelia hermsii
- Tick-borne relapsing fever