Borrelia burgdorferi infection and cutaneous Lyme disease, Mexico

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Oct;13(10):1556-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1310.060630.


Four patients who had received tick bites while visiting forests in Mexico had skin lesions that met the case definition of erythema migrans, or borrelial lymphocytoma. Clinical diagnosis was supported with histologic, serologic, and molecular tests. This study suggests the Borrelia burgdorferi infection is in Mexico.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blotting, Western
  • Borrelia burgdorferi Group*
  • Child
  • Endemic Diseases*
  • Erythema Chronicum Migrans / pathology
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Disease / epidemiology
  • Mexico / epidemiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial / diagnosis*
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial / epidemiology