Preface vii Acknowledgment ix Contributors xi 1 THE EMERGENCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF LYME BORRELIOSIS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA 1 Sunil K. Sood, Susan O'Connell, and Klaus Weber 2 THE SPIROCHETES AND VECTOR TICKS OF LYME BORRELIOSIS IN NATURE 37 Joseph Piesman and Pierre-Francois Humair 3 EARLY LYME BORRELIOSIS 53 Vijay K. Sikand and Robert R. Mullegger 4 LYME CARDITIS 81 Fadi A. Haddad and Sunil K. Sood 5 NERVOUS SYSTEM LYME BORRELIOSIS 93 John J. Halperin and Leif Dotevall 6 LYME ARTHRITIS 115 Frank Dressler, Patricia I. Irigoyen, Norman T. Ilowite, and Hans-Iko Huppertz 7 BORRELIAL LYMPHOCYTOMA AND ACRODERMATITIS CHRONICA ATROPHICANS 135 Mark B. Salzman and Robert R. Mullegger 8 LYME BORRELIOSIS COINFECTIONS WITH ANAPLASMA AND BABESIA 149 Paul M. Lantos and Peter J. Krause 9 THE ROLE OF CULTURE AND NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION IN DIAGNOSIS OF LYME BORRELIOSIS 159 Gary P. Wormser and Guiqing Wang 10 SERODIAGNOSIS OF LYME BORRELIOSIS 185 Barbara J. B. Johnson, Maria E. Aguero-Rosenfeld, and Bettina Wilske 11 PROGNOSIS OF PERSONS WITH LYME BORRELIOSIS 213 Eugene D. Shapiro and Sunil K. Sood 12 PREVENTION OF LYME BORRELIOSIS 225 Sunil K. Sood Index 245
Dr. Sood practices Pediatric Infectious Disease Medicine and Pediatrics in Brooklyn, Manhasset, and New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Sunil Sood graduated with an MD 32 years ago. He is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Firm Director, Pediatric Unit, Schneider Children's Hospital at North Shore, North Shore University Hospital.
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