Table 1.

Histopathology in B. burgdorferi-infected rabbit skin during development and resolution of EM lesions

Days p.i.No. of positive rabbits/total no. of animalsaImmunohistochemical stainingb
EM lesionCulturesB. burgdorferiB cellsT cellsCD11b+ cells
74/44/4+++, +/−+/−c
140/44/4++++, +/−+/−c
  • a Number of positive rabbits per total number of animals observed.

  • b Observations were made for four rabbits: +/−, few/some; +, moderate; ++, numerous.

  • c Identified as PMNs by microscopic analysis of H&E-stained serial sections.