TABLE 2.

Antiborrelial activity of serial samples from patients reinfected with B. burgdorferi

PatientAntiborrelial score/ELISA titer at:
Primary infectionPrimary infection follow-upReinfectionReinfection follow-up
12/6402/160 (3 mo)0/80 (8 mo)
21/1601/160 (3 mo)2/640 (11 mo)
30/6400/160 (6 mo)0/1,280 (5 yr)
40/3200/<80 (7 mo)1/1,280 (2 yr 3 mo)3/2,560a (1 mo)
50/800/80 (6 mo)0/80 (9 mo)0/80 (16 mo)
  • a This specimen was obtained immediately following treatment with antibiotics and may have contained residual levels of the antibiotics which contributed to the antiborrelial score.