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Microscopic Features:
  • Very thin spiral shaped extracellular bacteria
  • Known as a Spirochete
Normal % blood-PB, marrow-BM, lymphoid tissue-LN:
  • PB: None
  • BM: None
  • LN: None
May Resemble: Differential Diagnoses:

Bacterial infection
Parasitic infection

Classic Immunophenotype:
  • N/A
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  • A spirochete that causes borreliosis (a disease typically transmitted by ticks). Multiple species exist including Borrelia burgdorferi which causes Lyme disease

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