Early Disseminated Lyme Disease Causing False Positive Serology for Primary Epstein-Barr Virus Infection – Report of 2 Cases

Adriana J. Pavletic, MD, PhD Adriana R. Marques, MD
Clin Infect Dis cix298. DOI:
Published: 04 April 2017

False positive serology for Lyme disease was reported in patients with acute infectious mononucleosis. Here we describe two patients with early-disseminated Lyme disease who were misdiagnosed with infectious mononucleosis based on false positive tests for primary Epstein-Barr virus infection.

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