Detection of IgG antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi in adults
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of IgG antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi in adults who were bitten by a tick at least once and did not have classical signs and symptoms of Lyme disease. A total of 88 people from different cities in Lithuania were tested for the presence of Lyme disease IgG. The results showed that the prevalence of infection among participants was 11.4%. Unit values ranged from 12.26 U to 44.78 U. A higher number of Lyme disease cases was observed in older people and those who actively spend their time outdoors. This study shows the importance of the use of serological tests in the diagnosis of Lyme disease for patients with non-specific symptoms.