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Author(s): Lakos, A.
Title: Lyme boreliosis in Hungary in the years 1984 through 1989
Title: Lyme boreliosis Magyarországon, 1984–1989
Year: 1991
Volume: 24
Pages: 5-51.

Abstract: Lyme borreliosis (Lb) is one of the most important bacteriological and clinical discoveries of the last few decades. The first isolation of the pathogen called Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) in 1982 started off a tremendous interest in this tick-borne illness. Recently, Lb has become the most frequently reported vector-borne infection in North America and Europe. The aim of the present study is to describe the clinical picture and epidemiology of Lb in Hungary. This work was inspired by the first recognition of Lb cases in 1984. By the end of 1989, 1175 cases had been found. Of them 44% had the characteristic skin lesion of erythema chronicum migrans (ECM), 30% had neurological involvement and 25% showed arthritis. The clinical, therapeutical and epidemiological features of Lb based on 1175 Hungarian cases are presented.
Keywords: Hungary, epidemiology, Lyme borreliosis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Ixodes ricinus

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
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ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Magyar Parazitológusok Társasága, Budapest
Editor(s): K. Murai, É. & Thoma, A.