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Table 2 Characteristics of the three erythema migrans patients who tested positive for Neoehrlichia mikurensis in the initial quantitative PCR test

From: No molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens in the blood of patients with erythema migrans in Belgium

Patient Age (years) Sex Time between tick bite and T0 Symptoms at T0
#1 90+  Female No recall of tick bite (30 days since start EM) EM (diameter: 30 cm)
#2 80–84 Male 28 days EM (diameter: 12 cm)
#3 20–24 Male 35 days EM (diameter: 8 cm), general muscle pain, neck pain, fatigue, headache, nausea, cognitive difficulties (fever unknown)
  1. T0 Time of diagnosis by general practitioner, EM Erythema migrans
  2. Patient #2 suffered from dementia. The information on subjective symptoms might have been incomplete