A new study finds that a particular strain of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease may be more virulent, leading to increased inflammation in joints that persists after antibiotic treatment.

Study provides greater understanding of Lyme disease-causing bacteria

30/Jun/2009

A new study led by Allen Steere of Massachusetts General Hospital finds that a particular strain of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease may be more virulent, leading to increased inflammation in joints that persists after antibiotic treatment.

 

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