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Molecular evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in patients in Brazilian central-western region

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia (English Edition), November 2017
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Title
Molecular evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in patients in Brazilian central-western region
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Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia (English Edition), November 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.rbre.2017.05.001
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Authors

Fernando Aguilar Lopes, Jania de Rezende, Danielly Beraldo dos Santos Silva, Fernanda de Cássia Gonçalves Alves, Carina Elisei de Oliveira, Izaías Pereira da Costa

Abstract

We aimed to detect DNA of Borrelia burgdorferi in whole blood and serum samples of patients with clinical symptoms and epidemiology compatible with Brazilian Lyme-like disease. Four patients with positive epidemiological histories were recruited for the study. Blood samples were collected, screened by serologic testing by ELISA and Western blotting and molecular identification of B. burgdorferi by amplifying a fragment of the conserved gene that synthesizes the hook flagellar flgE. The results showed positive serology and for the first time, the presence of B. burgdorferi sensu lato in humans in the Midwest region of Brazil. The resulting sequences were similar to GenBank corresponding sequences of B. burgdorferi flgE gene. By neighbor-joining the phylogenetic analysis, the flgE sequence of the Brazilian strain clustered in a monophyletic group with the sequence of B. burgdorferi sensu lato under 100% bootstrap support. This study opens up promising perspectives and reinforces the need for additional studies to determine the epidemiological characteristics of the disease, as well as the impact of the prevalence of Brazilian borreliosis in Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Professor 3 12%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 8 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 8%
Environmental Science 1 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 12 46%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 August 2019.
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#3,557,769
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