Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México
versión impresa ISSN 1665-1146
Lyme disease or Lyme borreliosis is an emerging infectious disease produced by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, which is a bacteria transmitted to the host organism by the bite of Ixodes ticks. In this report we present the general knowledge about the etiological agent, clinical manifestations of the disease and diagnostic laboratory tests. We offer cumulative information about Lyme disease in Mexican children treated at two children's hospitals in Mexico City during the last 10 years.
Palabras llave : Borrelia burgdorferi; Erythema migrans; Lyme borreliosis; Neuroborreliosis.