Positive 2-Tiered Lyme Disease Serology is Uncommon in Asymptomatic Children Living in Endemic Areas of the United States.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Knowing the frequency of positive Lyme disease serology in children without signs of infection facilitates test interpretation. Of 315 asymptomatic children from Lyme disease endemic regions, 32 had positive or equivocal C6 enzyme-linked immunoassays, but only 5 had positive IgG or IgM supplemental immunoblots (1.6%; 95% confidence interval: 0.7%-3.7%).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Garro, A; Bennett, J; Balamuth, F; Levas, MN; Neville, D; Branda, JC; Maulden, AB; Lantos, PM; Nigrovic, LE; Pedi Lyme Net,

Published Date

  • May 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 5

Start / End Page

  • e105 - e107

PubMed ID

  • 30067595

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6355375

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-0987

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/INF.0000000000002157


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States