Antibodies and T-cell reactivity to Borrelia burgdorferi in an asymptomatic population: A study of healthy blood donors in an Inland town district in the South-East of Sweden
2001 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, Vol. 33, no 11, 806-808 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To address the issue of whether Borrelia infection can be asymptomatic, blood donors with no history of borreliosis (n = 408) were screened for antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi. Seropositive individuals (n = 17) were further investigated with respect to Borrelia-specific T-cell reactivity, using an interferon-? ELISPOT assay. Anti-Borrelia antibodies as well as Borrelia-specific T-cell responses were evident in 9 asymptomatic donors, strongly supporting a current or previous asymptomatic Borrelia infection.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 33, no 11, 806-808 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25892DOI: 10.1080/00365540110077376Local ID: 10333OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-25892DiVA: diva2:246440