False Positive Lyme Disease IgM Immunoblots in Children.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In our cross-sectional sample of 7289 serologic tests for Lyme disease, we identified 167 instances of a positive IgM immunoblot but a negative IgG immunoblot test result. Considering that only 71% (95% CI 64%-78%) of patients had Lyme disease, a positive IgM immunoblot alone should be interpreted with caution to avoid over-diagnosis of Lyme disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lantos, PM; Lipsett, SC; Nigrovic, LE

Published Date

  • July 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 174 /

Start / End Page

  • 267 - 269.e1

PubMed ID

  • 27157898

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4925275

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6833

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.04.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States