Missouri Lyme disease

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Missouri Lyme disease is a cutaneous condition. The cause of ‘Missouri Lyme disease’ has been a source of controversy. True Lyme disease probably occurs in Missouri and other southern states, although Lyme disease-like illnesses not related to Borrelia burgdorferi also occur. Strains of B. burgdorferi have been isolated from A. americanum in Missouri, but the ticks are not efficient disease vectors.[1]

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.