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August 19, 1992

Borrelia burgdorferi in the Central Nervous System

Author Affiliations

State University of New York at Stony Brook

JAMA. 1992;268(7):872. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490070050031

To the Editor.  —Luft et al1 in their article entitled "Invasion of the Central Nervous System by Borrelia burgdorferi in Acute Disseminated Infection" confirm and extend our experimental and clinical observation on the early invasion of the central nervous system (CNS) by B burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, by using a larger number of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens and a different detection procedure. Unfortunately, Luft et al misspelled the names of the first three authors of our June 1990 publication beyond recognition (see reference 14 in Luft's article).Considering this, the readership of JAMA interested in this topic may find it useful to have the correct citation of our earlier manuscript: Garcia Monco JC, Fernandez Villar B, Calvo Alen J, Benach JL. Borrelia burgdorferi in the central nervous system: experimental and clinical evidence for early invasion. J Infect Dis. 1990;161:1187-1193.