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Lyme Disease Serology

Lyme disease is caused by the spirochetes Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia garinii. It is the most common tick-borne infection in the United States and in Europe. In the U.S., Lyme disease is endemic in the Northeastern, mid-Atlantic and Upper…

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Coccidioides

Coccidioidomycosis also known as valley fever, is an infection caused by inhalation of Coccidioides immitis/posadasii arthroconidia (spores). Coccidioides is a soil-dwelling fungus that is endemic to arid regions of Mexico, Central and South…

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Homocysteine and…

The measurement of plasma homocysteine is included in many thrombophilia panels for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Previous observational studies have shown that hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with an increased risk of first-time and recurrent…