Image of the Day: Lyme Disease Bacteria

Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes labeled green or orange depending on the expression of surface proteins, which they alter to adapt to their various hosts

By | July 8, 2013

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January 6, 2014

Diverse morphologies of borrelia demonstrated in this Superb Microscopic Image;

Spiral forms

Knob endf orms

uncoiled undulating forms

Dot like granlar forms

Cystic (round body forms)

Fat forms ( ? intertwined pairs of borrelia)

 

Tiny spiral forms

Axial bulbosity forms

Speckled fluorescence forms

Orange staining forms

Green staining forms

Straightened forms ( Bacillus-like forms)

Tennis racket forms

 

Respectfully,

Alan B. MacDonald, MD Fellow College of American Pthologists'

January 6,2014

 

Note: These diverse  borrelia Morphologies Contradict the recent article

by Lantos, P. et al, in Clin Infectious Diseasese, 2013,DECEMBER

epub,  which alleges that so called "morphologic variants"  of borrelia

are non-contributory to the true pathology of Chronic Borreliosis infections

in the HumanHost. { Clin Infect Dis  is an Oficiial Publicaion of the Infectious

Disease Society of American (IDSA)  with Corporate Headquaters in 

Washington D.C.}

In addition  vague rounded areas of "blush pale green staining,

probably Extruded DNA/Rna of once living now dead Borrelia

 

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