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Medical / Scientific Abstract

Title:Gastrointestinal pathology in children with Lyme disease
Authors:Fried MD, Duray PH, Pietrucha D
Source:JSTD 1996; 3:101-104
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Ten children between the ages of 8 and 19 with Lyme disease presented with chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. Biopsy evidence of inflammation was found in the stomach, duodenum, and colon. Pathologies included gastritis, duodenitis, gastric ulcer, colitis, and a histopathology resembling Crohn's disease. Spirochetes with the microscopic appearance of Borrelia were found in five patients with chronic inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. The inflammation may have been due to the spirochete itself, a reactive product related to their presence in the gastroin-testinal tract, or a consequence of medications used to treat Lyme disease.


Language: Eng

Unique ID: 960000AK

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