Definition of Borrelia burgdorferi

1. Noun. Cause of Lyme disease; transmitted primarily by ticks of genus Ixodes.

Exact synonyms: Lime Disease Spirochete
Generic synonyms: Spirochaete, Spirochete
Group relationships: Genus Borrelia



Medical Definition of Borrelia burgdorferi

1. Gram-negative helical bacteria that are the aetiologic agents of lyme disease. These spirochetes are generally transmitted by several species of ixodid ticks. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Borrelia burgdorferi

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"... pathogenesis of Lyme disease and immune response of laboratory animals to borrelia burgdorferi infection; pathogenesis of feline immunodeficiency virus ..."

2. Papers and Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference on Agricultural edited by Melvin L. Myers (1994)
"It is caused by the spiro- chete, borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted by ticks in the Ixodes ricinus group. It is often the nymphal stage of these ..."

3. Health Information for International Travel edited by Rosamond R. Dewart (1999)
"Lyme Disease Description Lyme disease results from infection with spirochetes belonging to the borrelia burgdorferi sensu law complex. In Europe and Asia, ..."

4. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"... Hendra virus from bats (1994); HIV-1 and HIV- 2 from primates (1983 and 1986 respectively); borrelia burgdorferi from (possibly) rodents or birds (1982) ..."

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