louse-borne fever

FREE subscriptions for doctors and students... click here
You have 3 more open access pages.

Epidemic relapsing fever is caused by Borrelia recurrentis, which is borne by the human louse, Pediculus humanus

This condition often occurs in pandemics following major disasters.

Organisms can be identified on Leishman-stained thick or thin films.

Last reviewed 01/2018