Time for Lyme

Blood Transfusion Risk Research


Transfer of Borrelia burgdorferi s.s. infection via blood transfusion in a murine model.
Gabitzsch ES, Piesman J, Dolan MC, Sykes CM, Zeidner NS.J
Parasitol. 2006 Aug;92(4):869-70. doi: 10.1645/GE-833R.1. PMID: 16995409


Rapid clearance of Borrelia burgdorferi from the blood circulation
Liucun Liang, Jinyong Wang, Lucas Schorter, Thu Phong Nguyen Trong, Shari Fell, Sebastian Ulrich & Reinhard K. Straubinger
Parasites & Vectors volume 13, Article number: 191 (2020). doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04060-y


Borrelia burgdorferi: survival in experimentally infected human blood processed for transfusion.
Johnson SE, Swaminathan B, Moore P, Broome CV, Parvin M.J
Infect Dis. 1990 Aug;162(2):557-9. doi: 10.1093/infdis/162.2.557. PMID: 2373880


Persistent Borrelia Infection in Patients with Ongoing Symptoms of Lyme Disease.
Middelveen MJ, Sapi E, Burke J, Filush KR, Franco A, Fesler MC, Stricker RB
Healthcare (Basel). 2018 Apr 14;6(2):33. doi: 10.3390/healthcare6020033. PMID: 29662016


Survival of Borrelia burgdorferi in blood products.
Badon SJ, Fister RD, Cable RG
Transfusion. 1989 Sep;29(7):581-3. doi: 10.1046/j.1537-2995.1989.29789369673.x. PMID: 2773025


Survival of Borrelia burgdorferi in human blood stored under blood banking conditions.
Nadelman RB, Sherer C, Mack L, Pavia CS, Wormser GP
Transfusion. 1990 May;30(4):298-301. doi: 10.1046/j.1537-2995.1990.30490273434.x. PMID: 2349627


Transfusion-Associated Lyme Disease - Although Unlikely, It Is Still a Concern Worth Considering.
Pavia CS, Plummer MM
Front Microbiol. 2018 Sep 4;9:2070. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02070. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30233543