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 OJBD  Vol.2 No.1 , March 2012
The Challenges of Diagnosing Disseminated Lyme Disease in a Patient with CLL
Abstract: The diagnosis of Lyme disease may be a challenge in patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. In relying on detection of antibodies in the serum for diagnosis we are presented with a problem in our patients with CLL in whom there is hypogammaglobulinemia secondary to B-cell malfunction. We suggest the use of PCR in aiding in diagnosis of Lyme disease in patients with CLL.
Cite this paper: S. Futuri, A. Malik and D. Shani, "The Challenges of Diagnosing Disseminated Lyme Disease in a Patient with CLL," Open Journal of Blood Diseases, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 14-15. doi: 10.4236/ojbd.2012.21003.
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