- Tick-borne infection caused by a spirochete of genus Borrelia.
- Small mammals are the primary reservoir for Borrelia.
- Ticks are vectors for transmission to humans.
- Most common initial manifestation is typical skin lesion known as erythema migrans.
- Later manifestations may include arthritis, CNS or cardiac involvement.
- Mainstay of treatment is antibiotic therapy.
Last updated: Jun 07, 2013