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SANTOS, Mônica; HADDAD JUNIOR, Vidal; RIBEIRO-RODRIGUES, Rodrigo and TALHARI, Sinésio. Lyme borreliosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.6, pp.930-938. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000600029.
Borreliosis is an infectious disease caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia. Lyme borreliosis, also known as Lyme disease, is a non-contagious infectious disease caused by spirochetes belonging to the complex Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and more often transmitted by the bite of infected ticks of the genus Ixodes.The disease is characterized by a varied clinical profile, which can trigger cutaneous, articular, neurological and cardiac manifestations.
Keywords : Borrelia burgdorferi; Erythema chronicum migrans; Ixodes; Lyme disease.